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papercut copelia, pucci-style

a while back in 2013 i scored a great piece of pucci border-print knit in the knits bin at mood fabrics.  and it sat, and it sat, and it sat in my stash as i debated the options.  since i … Continue reading

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papercut patterns: copelia

one of my main plans before i got distracted by the nice weather was do do up a collection of interesting knits in bright, coordinating colors, and to finish them alabama-chanin-style.  i went straight for this insane coral/pink/red/orange when i … Continue reading

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SWAG: just another t-shirt, pucci-style

since all of my other sewing goals for the summer flew out the window with the arrival of summer, i’ll focus on the one i did complete. at the (somewhat) reasonable request of my sewing minion, with the sort-of reasonable … 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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weekend sewing studio: in which no actual sewing happened, but an FO debuted

i’ve been having a serious handsewing phase lately, which is shocking. usually handsewing = area 51 in my house. but something about the weather and the easy laziness of watching project runway and crime show reruns (there’s a mix for … Continue reading

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weekend workshop: a crash course in stenciling fabric

garden season is fast approaching, my friends, even here in Zone 5.  add that and my susan khalje camp chanel at the end of the month, and time is slipping by fast.  to mitigate these #firstworldsewingproblems, i dove head-first into … Continue reading

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alabama chanin style: test-driving a work-in-progress for casual friday

ok, first things first: i think i am now a complete knit convert. i started out, as i think a lot of newbie sewers do, a little afraid of them and all of their stretchiness and the idea of a … Continue reading

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moriarty was real.

starting point: results:

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the sew weekly “reality check”: the “flirty forties” ensemble

The Facts: Fabric: silk/rayon/wool whatever from…paron’s?  cool stretch knit from paron’s. Pattern: Simplicity 1927 (skirt); Alabama Studio Sewing + Design T-shirt/Bolero; The Consulting Dressmaker (Steph C) BCT 40′s Hack (Inspiration) Year: 1940s (skirt); contemporary (t-shirt) Notions: lace, grosgrain ribbon, zipper, … Continue reading

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‘locked and loaded

inspiration: starting point: results:

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