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Baby Dress

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

  Somehow, when I first cut this out, I thought the skirt was a single piece. It actually has a front and a back. The sheath version above is wrong and the pretty fluffy one below is right.     It’s a little too big, but I’ll hem up all the edges, maybe add some […]


Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

The Lost Art of Dress has a long section on thrift. I needed a new, smaller wardrobe, and I planned to create it with my large collection of beautiful fabrics and yarns, saving large amounts of money which I could use to pay off the debt I added to my cards when I was traveling […]

Seamwork DYW 1: My Why and My Goal

Monday, February 19th, 2018

I'm doing the Seamworks Design Your Wardrobe series. I paid a ridiculous amount for a special binder. Note the typo. I won't buy from Zazzle again. We start with a set of questions: What's the biggest challenge you face with your wardrobe now? I have clothes in all sizes, mostly too big. How would you […]

Simplicity 8131

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

I’ve been sewing Elle pants and Hot Patterns tops so far this summer, but for my pretty embroidered-effect silk, I needed a pattern that took very little fabric and also took advantage of the drape and movement of the cloth. This is the cloth in question. It looks embroidered, but it’s actually a print. A […]

SWAP 2017: Colors

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

I haven’t made a full SWAP in years and probably won’t accomplish one in 2017, either. But I enjoy planning them and I am taking another PSD today, so I thought I’d plan one just for fun. The new style SWAP has 12 pieces: Core 4 (jacket, skirt, pants, top) Inner column 2 (top, skirt) […]

Minky Blanket

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

I saw this idea at Pinterest: a reversible blanket with Minky on one side and quilting cotton on the other. #1 daughter and I got all the office furniture out of the room that will be the nursery. We had good talks and got a fair bit done, and then I came home and made […]

Not a Sewing Weekend

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

I finished the gull stitch cap to go with the gull stitch jacket.This was obviously not a sewing project, but I was very tired on Sunday night for some reason. I did the main seams for a French terry gown in mint green, and completed the blue minky cap and gown. But I didn’t get […]

Layette FO #4/5

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

#1 daughter came over last night to watch Our Brand Is Crisis. She wanted to make a quick road trip to Colorado. The Good Ol’ Boy talked her into postponing the trip, though, so I’m back to a sewing weekend. #1 daughter did come down to finish the movie while I cut out a big […]

HotPatterns Fringe Festival Top

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

This is the HotPatterns Fringe Festival Top. It consists of just three pieces: front and back, plus the scarf. Both front and back pieces are cut with a seam, not on the fold. This gives the top good shaping, but I have seen bloggers eliminate the center seams. I could see doing that in the […]

Labor Day Weekend PSD 1: Elle Pants

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

How can I have sewn for so many years and made so many successful projects and still be such a bad seamstress? I cut the Style Arc Elle pants in  ponte de roma knit in the dark taupe and the silver. Both were 2 yard pieces of 60″ knit, but the silver ended up having […]

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