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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#cavallimorning (colette taffy blouse)

i think i should start by saying that i knew this project would be pretty awesome when JC at mood picked out the fabric for us, and imagined getting dressed in this roberto cavalli fabric. “it would be like #cavallimorning,” … Continue reading

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simplicity 2593: a lot of simplicity, a lot of bang for your buck

there’s not much to say about this pattern except that it is completely simple and COMPLETELY AWESOME.  it has jut enough detail to give it design interest but is so simple to make i am considering reserving it for almost … Continue reading

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vogue 8146: letting go and swinging with it

i actually began work on this jacket almost two years ago and finished it one year ago for my trip to paris (my last one, unfortunately) with my mom.  but the jacket, even in spite of its flaws, even though … Continue reading

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