Monthly Archives: April 2012

weekend sewing studio: excuses edition

what i was supposed to be working on this weekend: what i was actually working on this weekend:   28-29 april planting diary: “mignonette” strawberries, transplanted and divided from my garden at my parents’ house “white soul” strawberries, ditto regular … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “circle skirts”: the “cation my heart” circle skirt

The Facts: Fabric: mystery poly blend (twill?  crepe?) from paron’s annex Pattern: butterick 8170 Year: 1950s Notions: hem lace, snaps Time to Complete: 1.5 hours First Worn: April 27, 2012 Wear Again: yes, yes, yes!! Total Price: ~$15 Challenge Theme:  … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “childhood”: the “heart of a child” top (renfrew)

The Facts: Fabric: rayon-lycra knit recommended by the gorgeous ann and purchased from gorgeous fabrics. Pattern: sewaholic 1201, renfrew, scraps of liberty of london crepe-de-chine Year: 2012 Notions: none Time to Complete: 1.5 hours First Worn: April 20, 2012 Wear … Continue reading

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style in the wild: catching up

i have two feelings about outfit posts: it’s always fun and even inspirational to see how we like to style and wear–in real life, outside the sewing studio–the fruits of our hard-earned labor.  for example, i’ve found a lot of … Continue reading

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off the wagon

forgive me, sewasaurus rexes (rexi?), for i have sinned. it has had been 72 days since my last pattern purchase, this adorable 70s number i’ve coveted since i saw tilly’s version. and now i’m off the wagon.  the temptation? just … Continue reading

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simplicity 5408: a refreshing pop of yellow on an (almost) summer day

i actually made this dress over two years ago, let it hang for a while, finished it in a mono-induced spurt of productivity, and then hated on it for another year.  while it’s adorable, and i love the original pattern, … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “local color”: the “fleur” of the three-day weekend blouse

since it is not only a sew weekly day but national poetry month, i almost opened this post with one of two thoughts:  “ode to the three-day weekend,” or “the joy of a new pair of scissors.”  alas, even after … Continue reading

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weekend sewing studio: sewing progress TWO weeks in a row!

and i’m BACK. i get that for most people this is weird, but i was thrilled to find myself holed up on saturday afternoon and evening in my new sewing loft, jumping from project to project with “harpers island” as … Continue reading

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