Tag Archives: 1930s

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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better late than never: the 2012 sew weekly “pantone” challenge

so we started here back in march: and immediately i knew i had some fabric that played with “starfish”, “driftwood”, and “tangerine tango,” the 2012 color of the year. and i knew i wanted to play with a really cool … Continue reading

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weekend sewing studio: sewing progress TWO weeks in a row!

and i’m BACK. i get that for most people this is weird, but i was thrilled to find myself holed up on saturday afternoon and evening in my new sewing loft, jumping from project to project with “harpers island” as … Continue reading

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style in the wild: simplicity 2522 cape in action

i had planned to post finished photos of my insane S2522 cape from my recent trip to paris–only i ended up only wearing it one day!  and i didn’t take a photo! it’s interesting how sometimes, when you are planning … Continue reading

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simplicity 2099: final design details and taking paris by storm

since this is a simplicity pattern, obviously the details are relatively basic.  the front bodice has gathers at the neckline instead of darts.  the back bodice has a fold-over facing.  the skirt is a simple tea-length flare, while the waist … Continue reading

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simplicity 2099: working with leather

i knew that, to really play with this pattern and bring some sense of modernity to it, i wanted to use leather as the trim on those waist bands, back bustle and bow.  actually, i was on the fence about … Continue reading

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simplicity 2099: because i’ll always have paris

so there’s a bit of a story with this dress. i’ll sit for a moment while you recover from the shock.  ;-) a little more than two years ago, my mom was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer.  after (what turned … Continue reading

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