Category Archives: Pattern Review

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: 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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papercut watson in blue cashmere: or, the miracle jacket

i first set my sights on the double-breasted jacket with capelet, designed by katie of papercut patterns and dubbed the ‘watson,’ over a year ago, and acquired the pattern even though i knew in my heart that it would be … Continue reading

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sloppy josephine T in action and flea market finds

continuing what seems to be a developing obsession with knits, may i present the sloppy josephine T from papercut patterns? i loved this pattern.  it went together in less than an hour.  and who doesn’t love a super-cute t-shirt that … Continue reading

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drape drape 3 #5: cats and cammo

et…voila! i hope it’s not a letdown!  here is me modeling the #5 top from drape drape 3. this top consists of two pattern pieces, which seems simple enough.  because of the size of the pattern piece and the most … Continue reading

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SWAP: and now i put my money where my mouth is

a year ago this week, i closed on my own little piece of paradise. it was one of the scariest and most exciting things i have ever done. it was a huge life change (but at least it was a … Continue reading

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joy and rapture (vogue 1174)

this is a milestone i’ve never reached in my (short) sewing career. i’m positively giddy over it. the accomplishment. the potential. as of this past weekend, i have finished all of my 2012 starts. ok, i should caveat. there are … Continue reading

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