Monthly Archives: July 2012

house tour tuesday: going inside

obsession:  my inlay table for the entrance the kitchen:  culinary masterpieces in progress why, yes, that *is* the king-sized antique four-poster bed i scored on craigslist with the custom-crochet canopy i got FOR FREE. peter max is my woodstock muse. … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “reality check”: the “flirty forties” ensemble

The Facts: Fabric: silk/rayon/wool whatever from…paron’s?  cool stretch knit from paron’s. Pattern: Simplicity 1927 (skirt); Alabama Studio Sewing + Design T-shirt/Bolero; The Consulting Dressmaker (Steph C) BCT 40′s Hack (Inspiration) Year: 1940s (skirt); contemporary (t-shirt) Notions: lace, grosgrain ribbon, zipper, … Continue reading

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house tour tuesday: the yard

view from “the meadow” my back porch perch new neighbors cattails… …cat tales

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refashionista: my very first drafted-from-scratch RTW-inspired garment

FINALLY. i have been working on this dress since february.  i was perusing the local fancy department store and spotted this delicious yellow number from alice & olivia.  the price was much less delicious:  an outrageous $385.  for a dress … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “outdoors”: the “dinner with the senator” dress

The Facts: Fabric: printed cotton from Mood Pattern: Simplicity 1803 Year: 2012 Notions: ribbon, bias binding, zipper Time to Complete: 4 hours First Worn: july 19, 2012 Wear Again: pretty sure… Total Price: ~$30 Challenge Theme:  “the great outdoors” i … Continue reading

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‘locked and loaded

inspiration: starting point: results:

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it’s time to roll the dice

this one might be a little esoteric, even for the geek fans out there. inspiration: starting point: i actually designed this one myself, because of all the geeks out there, no one seems to have made a cool t-shirt for … Continue reading

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house tour tuesday: the garden

tomato jungle massive zucchini this “minnesota midget” does not look so midget-y yellow watermelon! …dinner

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a very cunning shirt

inspiration: starting point: results: man walks down the street in that shirt, you know he’s not afraid of anything. FUN FACT:  yesterday, someone did stop me in the street because of this shirt.  not sure if they were excited or … Continue reading

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…and now for something completely different.

guys, i am sorry for my outburst yesterday.  for those of you who took the time to send some positive thoughts, i thank you  (really.  your support for my distress helped a lot).  for those of you who rolled your … Continue reading

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