Category Archives: Finished Objects

a quickie: megan nielsen crescent blouse

speaking of my constant stash of nearly-finished UFOs (hereafter referred to as area 51), i seriously have four of these happening right now. they’re just so cute and easy and don’t take up too much fabric! perfect for a few … Continue reading

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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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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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mmmay day 12: simplicity 1803, crop-top style and something abs-olutely horrifying

the trend of “crops” is, if you’ll pardon the pun, “cropping” up everywhere this year. but more on that in a minute. the evolution of this look started from the idea of a two-piece dress. it became increasingly clear from … Continue reading

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sewaholic saltspring: operation black tie

picture the scene: atlantic city. march. bleak. cigarette smoke and slot machines. i felt like i was smuggling something untoward into the building as i carried my 11-lb featherweight in its case out of the car and into the lobby, … Continue reading

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simplicity 1873 double shot: i am a pretty pretty princess in a cellophane skirt

may i present my birthday outfit! i made the gray renfrew in the hour before i had to leave for dinner with the fam. which meant i was almost half an hour late after testing the renfrew with different combos … Continue reading

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new look 6028: the original shortcut-style chanel jacket

believe it or not, friends, but this is – technically – the first chanel-style jacket i ever contemplated making. a year before taking susan khalje’s french jacket course even entered my head, i began wondering if i could do one … Continue reading

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simplicity 1873: from classy to cammo

it started, as it so often does, with a simple inspiration photo. classy, right? with a welcome hint of playfulness? so you might easily ask how one goes from this to this: and the simple answer, of course, is that … Continue reading

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