Monthly Archives: June 2012

camp chanel recap: almost at the finish line

mostly, what i have left to share is fell stitching.  hours and hours of fell stitching.  :-) at this point in the process–and i think i mentioned this before–i was so into it, so exhilarated by the sheer accomplishment of … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “las vegas”: the “hangover top”, better late than never edition (vogue 2962)

The Facts: Fabric: leftover liberty of london tana lawn “durie” (from modified/self-drafted simplicity 4903) Pattern: bodice portion of vintage vogue 2926 Year: circa 1950s Notions: zipper, sew-on snaps Time to Complete: 4 hours First Worn: June 22, 2012 Wear Again: … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “on holiday”: because a normal housedress would be completely boring

The Facts: Fabric: tie-dye souvenir t-shirt circa 1996; extra tie-dye fabric, hand-dyed by me circa 2011 Pattern: alabama studio fitted dress pattern (available in alabama studio + design) Year: 2012 Notions: none Time to Complete: 1 hour, for preliminary work.  … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “television”: an outfit for a companion at rest (better late than never edition)

The Facts: Fabric: silk/blend brocade in butterfly print from B&J fabrics (top); rayon/linen blend in taupe from paron’s annex Pattern: new look 6356 (top); simplicity 2451 (skirt) Year: the sleeve pattern is circa 1960s, but the rest comes from contemporary … Continue reading

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camp chanel reap: biggest seam allowances ever.

when last i left you, i had just accomplished my first bit of quilting. i had no idea that this was the last of the easy bits.  it’s interesting:  susan very specifically explained that the jacket, in and of itself, … Continue reading

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i sin so well…

not two days into my recovery from the splurge of camp chanel, i found the Holy Grail of vintage sewing patterns. more on the mondrian patterns at: PatternVault Paco Peralta PatternVault made Vogue 1556, also from the YSL Mondrian collection, … Continue reading

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camp chanel recap: where the thing i was most frightened of became the easiest bit of the jacket

day 2, tuesday, was about layout, thread tracing, cutout (fashion fabric AND lining) and….quilting.  if that sounds like a daunting one-day to-do list, it was.  and i was most nervous about two things:  matching my fabric (there is a slight … Continue reading

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