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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Travel Top #3

Isn’t this a great one yard wonder? It is simple, quick, and comfy! I love the neckline shape and the gathering at the CF. I just needed an FBA for this Simplicity 2766 top, and I used the Threads FBA for knits again. I’m so glad I learned that trick for knits. I was just…

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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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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 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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My graduation dress!

Before I left for the US, I mentioned a UFO that needed a zipper and hemming. I packed that dress up, finished it by hand around writing essays, and wore it to MA graduation. Without further ado, here it is. No idea what the look on my face is for… Anyway, this is 100% linen…

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RTW Contest and Pattern Review

I have finished on my entry! I know I probably should’ve moved the stroller but I just didn’t think about it. I also didn’t think about my lil zit which is why I’m covering it up in the third photo. Whatever, we all get them! Here’s a peak at the patterns. Simplicity 3696 is the…

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Year of Pants take 1

I have finished my first pair of pants for the year! Since 2009 to be exact. This is also one of my nine pieces for the Wardrobe Basics sew-a-long. Hurray! Eight more to go! I used Simplicity 2373, pants view, and my grandmother’s pinch method. For some reason my Elgen sewing machine did not come…

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