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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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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Holy Cow Batman, those are some darts!

Also known as the front bust shaping darts in my wool jacket muslin. They took 6 steps to finish! Crazy. Here’s how they started. Burda’s directions left me scratching my head, so I had to muddle through hands on. I took pictures of the second one just to show you. Luckily all my mistakes in…

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My first Lace AND my first Couture project is finished!

Remember way back in February the Muslin with the side zip that wouldn’t pose? The result is all finished! What a relief! I wanted to finish it up before our trip but I set it aside to clean the house since my Mother-in-Law was threatening to come back to Rio in our car. All I…

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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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My Laura Cardigan

Tada! Yep, its done and I LOVE IT! I can’t believe it went together so quickly. Now for the pattern review and my changes. This sweater knit has a gold metallic lamination (correct term?) that looks like a zebra or tiger print on the right side. I love it, but I wanted my collar/hood to…

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Muslins, muslins, muslins!

Finally, I have internet! Though without Facebook, I’ve gotten quite a few things done. Rather than just shoving a ton of stuff into one post, I’m going to start with the three muslins I have in process right now and catch you up on the completed projects a little later. Up first, Burda 03/2011 #138…

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Pattern Play

Taking my new skills from the jacket class, I’ve started mocking up my new projects. Now before you think I’m a complete overachiever, I did not in fact clear my sewing to do list. There is still one dress in the final stages of fitting and my husband added two pairs of pants for mending…

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