Month: March 2014

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What Next?

These charming little cakes are friands, the Pastry of the Week. They look like muffins, but are made with egg whites, almonds, butter, and fruit instead of flour, egg, oil, and milk. The result is both dense and light. I […]

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Suit

I finished the skirt, so I have a spring suit complete. I scouted through my pattern collection till I found a very plain straight skirt with just two pieaces. I cut them from the wool and from the lining — […]

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Backsliding

I’m pretty well on target with my SWAP. In everything else, I have backslidden badly. I get up and start working in my nightgown without having exercised or even taken an allergy pill. I skip housework for sewing. I haven’t […]

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Butterick 4610

This is Butterick 4610, from the Craftsy tailoring class, made of Marc Jacobs wool from Mood Fabrics. I don’t recall where I got the lining, but it’s taupe and probably synthetic. It turned out well. I think I’ll be able […]

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Finished Jacket?

The jacket might be finished. I got all the issues with the collar sorted, and I did the hems and sleeves and a little feather stitching at the back vent pleat and removed the basting. I should topstitch it, but […]

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Thoughts on the Jacket

I redid parts, then moved on to the next step and basted all around the permiter. We are now supposed to press it, and then we’ll go on to line the sleeves and otherwise finish it up. It doesn’t look […]

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Wonkiness Occurs

It was a lovely spring day, so my husband and I took the dog to the park. It was a major thrill for said dog, and we humans had a good time, too. My husband said we should do it […]

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Getting There

Sewing up and setting in the sleeves should have been simple. Tailoring class smoothed over it with a sort of, “Just do it the way it says in the package.” But I sewed the top piece of the right sleeve […]

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Taped, Basted, Sewn, Pressed

I completed the preparation of the major pattern pieces to the best of my ability, padstitching and taping and whatnot, and sewed the main pieces together. I pressed the seams — again, to the best of my ability, because they […]