Tag Archives: modern

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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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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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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“design features” and a scrap-tastic burda handbook skirt

i wanted to show you what else i’d been doing with the leftover skirt from my former advance 3929. (the bodice is now happily situated as a peplum top, thank you very much!) since my first version of the burda … Continue reading

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