Author Archives: puu

a NY-Lon FO: 1930s sundress in liberty

confession:  most of my NY-Lon fabric haul is already cut out and in various stages of assembly. but this is my first finished, worn and photographed make out of the haul.  the fabric is liberty of london Lanthe which i … Continue reading

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simplicity 1803 + simplicity 1873 = awesomesauce

weird, but true story of how bloggers know me better than anyone: i was describing a make – really, any make, but it might have been this one – to clio, whose only answer was, “i pretty much imagine you … Continue reading

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han shot first – will he please shoot me?

i think the thing that started these trousers for me was the realization that i had some scraps of amazing blue flowered lace leftover from cutting out a woven attempt at my lady-mary-inspired top.  i saw the interesting yoke design … Continue reading

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me-made-everyday: style report

1950s simplicity wrap top paired with midi-length RTW skirt simplicity 1610 vogue 8425 high-waisted pencil with RTW t-shirt and fold-over boots.  yellow bag for emphasis! (casual friday FTW) cynthia rowley butterfly top (hello, versace!) with alice + olivia pleated coulotte … Continue reading

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GWG #29: on wildness

maybe this is what gardening is about: slowly opening the door, a controlling hand making tentative gestures to wildness. – from The Gardener’s Manifesto by Lorraine Johnson ‘i’m determined to tame the wilderness,” i declared confidently to a visiting friend … Continue reading

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simplicity 1610: the cat’s meow

  so the arrival of summer weather – at long last here in the northeast US – demands a fresh summer dress. and i, of course, obliged. enter the magic blue envelopes of simplicity project runway patterns.  for me, a … Continue reading

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my wardrobe architect: influencers

i mentioned previously that i was going to give the wardrobe architect developed by sarai of colette patterns some serious thinking after completing me-made-may.  sarai has really synthesized a lot of what is out there about ‘the perfect wardrobe’ and … Continue reading

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mid-week update

sewing done: hand-stitched waistband action! zipper pinned in place!  i am a machine, y’all! on my dress form:  the FQ challenge has reclaimed some of my mental attention (and has now been postponed until august).  a lady-mary-inspired drape drape. in … Continue reading

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learning from wearing

so, MMM14 is over, and… well, honestly, not much has changed for me.  i’ve worn me-made every day since the challenge ended without a second thought. seriously. this is not a relieved return to RTW. turns out, i actually wear … Continue reading

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my completely irrelevant opinion about pattern testing and indie designers

i am not and have never been a pattern tester. just sayin’. i’ve never been asked, and i’ve never volunteered.  like a lot of us, i have other demands on my time and right now that time is too precious … Continue reading

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