Tag Archives: modern

simplicity 1803 + simplicity 1873 = awesomesauce

weird, but true story of how bloggers know me better than anyone: i was describing a make – really, any make, but it might have been this one – to clio, whose only answer was, “i pretty much imagine you … Continue reading

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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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update: #fqchallenge mood board

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the road to crazytown, it is paved in silk scraps: patchwork pieced deer and doe datura blouse

the genesis of this specimen is from a very innocuous, friendly-seeming book helpfully titled “we love color.” “we love color.” well, so do i – what could be more harmless? and there i sat, innocently – remember, back before the … Continue reading

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deer and doe datura in symposium and sheer

i’ve been obsessed with the idea of sheer yokes lately. something about it is playful and daring while still decorous – modest, if you will, although that is not a word i typically use. my initial inspiration for this piece … Continue reading

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a snowy day here in siberia deserves a snuggly outfit: papercut patterns rigel bomber (refashion)

here’s the view from my window today. awesome, right?  according to the weather channel’s bizarre new method of naming storms, this is winter storm “maximus.”  i’ve noticed that while touting this new name whenever possible, the weather channel has declined … 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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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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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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