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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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sewaholic cambie: thanks to clio, i am a pretty pretty princess

ok, so three things happened to me this summer worth mentioning.  (for the purposes of this garment, anyway…) 1 – i had dinner with the awesome clio of clio & phineas. clio, it turns out, lives about five miles from … 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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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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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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style in the wild: when wearing chanel makes a day bearable

vogue 8511 chanel pearls (from mom) vintage chanel jacket fold-over booties black polka dot tights eugh. wednesdays.

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vogue 1043: lady mary style

our office holiday party was on friday, which obviously required a new dress.  not only was it my first time to dress up in a little while, my company was recently acquired and there were 300 new co-workers on whom … Continue reading

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finished: tortured truffle with a touch of yellow

The Facts: Fabric: rayon-silk blend from paron’s annex; contrast flounce “facing” liberty of london from fabric.com Pattern: Colette Truffle (UFO version here) Year: 2012 Notions: zipper, lace, hug snug rayon binding Time to Complete: longer than it should have First … Continue reading

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area 51: tortured truffle with a touch of yellow

i’ve mentioned before that i’m a big fan of supporting colette patterns.  i think i also mentioned that in spite of all of my admiration for the work that sarai and her team put into their blog, their writing and … Continue reading

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