Travel Top #2

I am in love with this princess tee pattern from Vogue! I used Custom Fit V8831 pattern with C cup front. It fit straight from the envelop except for a short back adjustment. I cut 18 for the shoulders and 20 for the waist. Princess seams are a bit fussy for a tee, but the…

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Moto Jacket with the finishing touches

I am so happy with my jacket! In my last post, I was just about finished with the shell. Here’s the some of the sewing highlights and fitting issues. I really enjoyed this sew-a-long. I am considering sewing up the fit-and-flare dress that Lisette is hosting a sew-a-long for next week. We’ll see. I have…

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I heart Maxi skirts!

One of my co-workers inspired this skirt. She often wears maxis at work and I love it! I used a Navy knit from Jo-Anns. I think it was listed as “ponte roma.” It is softer than traditional “ponte”, but still has a thicker “bottom weight” feel that lighter jersey. It is a cotton/poly/spandex blend. Of…

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Wear One, Wad One

As part of my back to work wardrobe and Silhouette project, I decided to make another button up shirt, a perrenial tailored favorite. This is Burda Style 07-2010-122  and I used a sheer silk blend, double layered for modesty. Underlining with the same fabric turned out to work for the concealment, but the result was…

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Lace waist dress preview with poll

Remember this gem that I loved in Burda 05/2013 (#126)? It runs short (in my opinion), but otherwise looks like the picture. This black cotton blend is a very stretchy woven fabric, so it is super comfortable. And from the back: Overall, I hate the bodice pleats as it seems to add volume to my…

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Deer and Doe Bleuet

As promised! This is my “model mimic” pose: I really appreciate the model they use for their patterns. She’s so realistic. Anyway, I only made a short back waist adjustment and chopped off the length. They draft their patterns for C/D cups, which I’m a C. Happiness! While I was sewing it up, I let out…

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You probably already know…

…but Deer and Doe of France has posted a free downloadable pattern of a cute little t-shirt! I’m loving the elbow patches!   http://boutique.deer-and-doe.fr/ Fun Fact: These patterns run true hourglass and RTW aka minimal ease. I own 4 of their patterns now: the Airelle Blouse, the Belledone Dress, the Bleuet Dress, and the Chardon…

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Muslins: always the best place to start!

I have been attempting to make a t-shirt. Stop laughing! It is harder than it looks. Almost every fashion list or wardrobe recommendation book includes jersey tees for layering. Because of my love for cowls, almost all of my good jersey tops are not easy to layer. Therefore, I ran through my stash and grabbed…

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Pattern Review: Vogue Wardrobe 2989

This pattern gets a mixed review. I love the jacket and asymmetrical pleated skirt, but the top turned out to be a wadder. I made the jacket (above with my New Year’s haircut) and skirt wearable muslin combo in a Black poly/spandex/blend knit that I had in my stash. It had the stretch as the pattern required…

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