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jean-ius strikes again?

another pair of my elizabeth and james “crosby” style jean-ius jeans.  i got much better at my topstitching on this second pair, which i think shows, and i love the print on the denim. it’s liberty of london stretch denim … Continue reading

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from my soap box, i almost can’t see the book review (gertie sews vintage casual)

i’ve recently come to feel that a lot of my life lately is about my feminism. i feel like it’s suddenly me in that long-ago episode of law & order where jack is mocking claire kincaid for her “latent feminism” … Continue reading

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me-made-everyday: style report

megan neilsen crescent top (again!!) in lizzy house catnap for a casual friday romp franken-patterned 1960s mccall in liberty of london ‘dorie’ for a political cocktail party simplicity 1803 in overscale rose cotton, avec blazer and boots butterick circle skirt … Continue reading

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what jean-ius have i wrought?

many, many, many moons ago i set out to re-create my favorite pair of RTW jeans: the elizabeth and james crosby. it’s a carpenter-style jean, with patch pockets, not a classic five-pocket variety. i loved the slim fit, the industrial … Continue reading

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crescent moon power, make-up!

because, look, i can be one of the cool geeks making stuff out of awesome sheets too. it will likely surprise NO ONE reading this that i once owned a set of sailor moon bedsheets, in the late nineties and … Continue reading

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simplicity 2192: i promise that no muppets were harmed in the making of this garment

i swear that it is oona’s fault. have i ever told you guys (excuse me, gudes) this story?  the story of the terrible influence we have on each other sometimes when we shop?  classic examples include clio buying ewok fur; … Continue reading

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vintage simplicity playsuits for the end of the summer

gudes*, let’s get real.  summer’s over (in the northern hemisphere), the wind is starting to smell like fall.  days are shorter.  the world is (yet again) going to hell in a handbasket.  and this past weekend was the two-year anniversary … Continue reading

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