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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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mccall 6171: sparkles. denim. camouflage. the end. (flying saucer alert)

i was really flying high after my success with vogue 8495.  eager to keep sewing and maniacally planning jackets in my head*, i was faced with a dilemma:  keep the jacket mojo going by diving straight from one to the … Continue reading

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vogue 8495: tailoring, finishing and a technique roundup

i’ll start off by saying that, for the most part, i followed the construction order and techniques outlined in Kenneth King’s “The Tailored Jacket.”  supplementally, i utilized “Tailoring:  The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket.”  (i didn’t use it … Continue reading

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vogue 8495: where gossip girl and ralph lauren meet vintage elegance

i’m definitely one of those people who is endlessly fascinated by the way clothing is styled and interpreted and, yes, product placed, on television shows.  i’m not just talking about the delectable 60s wear of mad men, either–so many contemporary … Continue reading

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1939 pride: my new featherweight baby

it started so innocently. like so many, i read with curiosity and amusement about peter’s ongoing affairs with multiple vintage sewing machines on Male Pattern Boldness.  i watched the treadle video. i didn’t get it. i read his article on … Continue reading

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