Instant Tee!

One good thing about gaining weight? My StyleArc patterns fit again! With that silver lining, I was inspired to cut and sew the Adele tee this weekend! I used a coral colored silk knit blend from FabricMart. I love how light and silky it feels against my skin. I also received a significant number of…

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M7351 Shirt Dress in Linen and Lace

Being on vacation this week made me crave a complicated project. Why? Because I’m that special kind of crazy. I was inspired by McCalls 7351 view B and their blog post about shirtwaist dresses. I’ve never made a Shirtwaist Dress before. So I dug through the stash and came across some lovely medium weight linen…

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2015’s UFO finished just in time for Easter

Happy Easter! We spent the day having family fun. This top was meant to be last year’s spring dress cut using Lisette’s Diplomat Dress (S1878) and quilter’s cotton… Then I picked it up again to be my Easter dress this year. Here’s the lackluster version as a dress. There’s just something not right you know?…

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Silhouette Project: Skirt Update

I realized after posting the dress pattern pieces, I should have shown you the projects that I fell in love with. I have taken those loveable pieces and tweaked them into TNT (Tried-n-True) patterns for my “go to” box. It took a few months, but I did have some method to my madness and worked in…

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The Wool Jacket is back!

Remember how my wool jacket had no lining in Brazil? Well, I finally chose one! I did some research because I didn’t want the slippery traditional lining when dealing with the L darts and whatnot. According to Vogue Sewing, cotton is also anti-static. I found this cute cream quilting cotton with a pretty pastel grey…

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Life changes and Sewing

I know its been really quiet on my blogs, but in truth, my life has been a little crazy. I am moving to the United States and with that move comes a new job, old friends, and a new place to live. Things were very vague and tentative until about the middle of August. Now…

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Friday Freebie a little late

I have been talking a lot about my struggles and successes with fit. This has been my free online tool, found here. I know it looks a little juvenile, and I actually used something like this during my 4-H years. This is provided by the University of Florida’s library and they have a number of…

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My Wool Jacket Muslin with the finishing touches

I have finally finished my jacket muslin (Burda 11-2011-15)! My husband’s boss asked him to work on a vacation house, so this was the only project I packed so I could focus! We were there for two weeks, and I spent all my sewing time working on it. I nailed the shoulders, but had to…

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Wool Jacket Muslin Part 1

For my jacket posts, I’m going to include my process along with tips from my jacket class last summer. As seen in my previous post, I am clearly not an expert. I am hoping for feedback, shared experiences, tips and tricks, and questions/comments. These are for me to learn and share, so feel free to…

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Fitting and pattern adjustment for my Jacket with a SNAFU

This jacket is Burda 11/2011 Plaid Wool Jacket #115, and I don’t even like the magazine photo. See? The styling is really sloppy. But when I looked at the online photo, it was LOVE! Its a basic single breasted trench with BIG pockets but my favorite part is the curved hem detail. I never would…

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