Category Archives: In Progress

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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update: #fqchallenge mood board

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jacket progress continues! with photos

just a little note to say that i’ve continued to work virtuously on my french jackets.   but then i got distracted. ombre jacket photos (and cat photos) courtesy of jennifer at workroom social. previous jacket work: vogue 7975: seventy … Continue reading

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WIP updates: little (or long) french jackets

have you been following the little french jacket sew-along? it’s a blog event hosted by leisa the “sewing encyclopedia” of a challenging sew and inna of the wall inna. i have had the pleasure of working with both of these … Continue reading

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vogue 1207: FAIL, FAIL, FAIL

that about sums it up. the scene: thursday night in a hotel room, spread out on the desk, project runway reruns blaring in the background, doing battle with a zipper. then, i try it on. then, i started swearing. and … Continue reading

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vogue 1207: chunk, chunk, chunk.

that would be the noise my sewing machine kept making as it churned through my versace silk. chunk, chunk, chunk, chunk. and taking a little piece of my soul with it each time. part of it is my fault, because … Continue reading

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WIP: t-shirt, alabama chanin style

you may remember that several months ago i broke out this top, even though technically it wasn’t finished. then, i stenciled it using my bloomers stencil from the alabama stitch book. and then i let it sit for a while. … Continue reading

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chugging away on vogue 1207

believe it or not, i am still sort of in recovery from this year’s camp chanel. working on two jackets was exhilarating but also hugely exhausting, and at the end of the week i was so excited to be back … Continue reading

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return to camp chanel: and then, because i am crazy…

…i did this. wait, no, GET OFF THAT…how am i supposed to work like this?! better. so, on tuesday evening, i started a second jacket.  using my fitted muslin from my lapels-and-godets number, i folded out the lapels, eliminated the … Continue reading

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return to camp chanel: wherein i sin, twice

by the end of day two, camp chanel was basically a non-stop marathon for me.  i had big dreams and lots of work to do. and yet i was still shocked when i ran out of thread, probably because i … Continue reading

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