Month: July 2007

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Tuesday July 31, 2007

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My SWAP III storyboard lasted all of one day before requiring adjustment. Oh, I had already chickened out on using the mushroom gabardine for the 3-piece suit (the fabric is too beautiful for me to use for an untried pattern, […]

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Monday July 30, 2007

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 The Australians may have been the ones to formulate the Sewing With a Plan system, but the storyboard seems to have been a Canadian inspiration. The idea is that you draw your 11 garments and add swatches of the fabrics, […]

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Making a Bra

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Here’s what I made yesterday. It’s almost time to begin sewing the SWAP Part II — I hope to make final decisions and make my storyboard today — but I wanted to have another madcap sewing adventure before I got […]

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Saturday July 28, 2007

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My lack of photographic skilz means that I have to just tell you that this Joseph’s Coat rose is particularly beautiful, with crimson outer petals and a heart of gold. I have the whole weekend off, which is why I […]

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Friday July 27, 2007

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Busy again this morning… It seems as though I get up busy even though it isn’t yet 6:00 am, and then I stay busy all day. This can’t possibly be true, since I am still reading and knitting and lolling […]

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Thursday July 26, 2007

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I spent yesterday morning preparing for today’s workshop, fixing up the store blogs in accordance with advice at Sphinn, and keeping our website on the front page of Google.  Then I headed off to spy on the competition and make copies of […]

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Wednesday July 25, 2007

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Last night Partygirl and I walked in the park. Sometimes we do the urban hikes, but it was a long and busy day at work yesterday, so I was glad to have an easy little walk. The path is .85 […]

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Buying SWAP Fabrics

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Palmer and Pletsch have clear directions for buying the cloth for your SWAP. You determine your best colors according to your natural body colors. You go to the fabric store and find an excellent neutral from your list of best […]

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Monday July 23, 2007

Palmer and Pletsch have clear directions for buying the cloth for your SWAP. You determine your best colors according to your natural body colors. You go to the fabric store and find an excellent neutral from your list of best […]

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Monday July 23, 2007

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  Here’s how it was at my house yesterday. This is #1 son reading the new Harry Potter, with the help of the cat and an ever-growing pile of detritus on the coffee table. Reading and game-playing were the main activities. […]