Tag Archives: modern

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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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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another vogue 1247

  cross another one off the list of now-finished 2012 sewing projects!  i’m thrilled to report that i was very diligent with my FNSI and got loads of things finished, including both tops for my sister and this stunning set … Continue reading

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simplicity 2593: a lot of simplicity, a lot of bang for your buck

there’s not much to say about this pattern except that it is completely simple and COMPLETELY AWESOME.  it has jut enough detail to give it design interest but is so simple to make i am considering reserving it for almost … Continue reading

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vogue 8146: letting go and swinging with it

i actually began work on this jacket almost two years ago and finished it one year ago for my trip to paris (my last one, unfortunately) with my mom.  but the jacket, even in spite of its flaws, even though … Continue reading

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refashion: vogue 1229 + simplicity 1920 = (almost) sewing awesomesauce

so we started with this: i think we can all agree on “meh” as the operative term here.  and it didn’t fit.  or look flattering.  i soon began scheming. the spring 2012 issue of sew stylish featured an intriguing redesign … 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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