Monthly Archives: October 2011

simplicity 2522: not your grandmother’s cape. (it’s really more like your great-grandmother’s…)

sometimes in the fall you need a little drama to shake you out of your summer doldrums. dude. that is some DRAMA. capes have been making a comeback.  bigtime.  starting slowly in autumn of 2010 and growing rapidly to be … Continue reading

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f2276: my marfy wool vest as an FO (they grow up so fast…)

hello, gorgeous! well, i did it. thanks to the FNSI and a strong desire to get this done, and possibly bring it with me on a vacation, i got this baby done in about 8 hours’ worth of total sewing … Continue reading

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F2276: my first marfy

hello, gorgeous! after receiving my amazing “double c couture” sweater knit from ann at gorgeous fabrics, i knew it needed something special.  something worthy.  something elegant, something simple.  the fabric said to me, “i deserve tailoring.”  it said, “something with … Continue reading

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simplicity 2250: brilliant, misunderstood or just plain weird?

hmm. definitely having mixed feelings here. can you tell? not sure.  is is the straps?  are they too thick?  wonky skirt pleats?  (i hated the way the skirt pleats were drafted on this pattern.  asymmetry much?  the bodice wasn’t enough?) … Continue reading

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mccall 6822: major, major fail…in my most favorite fabric of all

any other anime fans out there?  i ask because i’m pretty sure i was sunk the moment i saw the name of this fabric (never mind the pattern), and i’m wondering if you’ll get the reference. so anyway, i had … Continue reading

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preview of the FNSI results show…

stay tuned, friends.  how was your weekend?

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mccall 4096: groovy 60s top, turned wardrobe staple

i’m thinking that maybe i have a weakness for bows. because, really, that is what drew me to this top. it’s chic, it’s modern, it has a great 60s vibe…and a bow. yeah, ok, i love the neckline, especially in … Continue reading

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weekend goals and the friday night sew-in

i’m pretty sure the first time i saw mention of this excellent idea was over at stitches and seams. i was completely fascinated by the idea of this group crafting party on my absolute favorite night for staying in and … Continue reading

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mccall 6171: sparkles. denim. camouflage. the end. (flying saucer alert)

i was really flying high after my success with vogue 8495.  eager to keep sewing and maniacally planning jackets in my head*, i was faced with a dilemma:  keep the jacket mojo going by diving straight from one to the … Continue reading

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mail order 1769: i had to have it, but am i really making it work?

honest-to-goodness, one of my first vintage pattern purchases.  call it one of the first 10.  there’s so much to love here, from the classic skirt to that gorgeous top with the ties to the little capelet.  what really captured my … Continue reading

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