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better late than never: the 2012 sew weekly “pantone” challenge

so we started here back in march: and immediately i knew i had some fabric that played with “starfish”, “driftwood”, and “tangerine tango,” the 2012 color of the year. and i knew i wanted to play with a really cool … Continue reading

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the “mad men” dress that nearly drove me mad; or, a sort-of vogue 8409

remember this? well, i almost didn’t either.  i had accidentally-on-purpose shoved it in a drawer affectionately known as are 51 and was seriously considering leaving it there with the ark of the covenant after the torture of boning, interfacing, piping … Continue reading

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the “dare devil”/”goodbye gossip girl” red jacket (burdastyle handbook jacket)

ok, this one has been in the works since the week of february 14, 2012. yes, it was originally conceived for the “red” TSW challenge. obviously, life got in the way of TSW this year, but for a long portion … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “collar me beautiful”: leanne marshall to the rescue

The Facts: Fabric: re-used fabric from this dress, plus cotton batiste for bodice Pattern: Simplicity 1755 Year: 2012 Notions: zipper, petersham ribbon Time to Complete: 1.5 hours First Worn: august 23, 2012 Wear Again: yes Challenge Theme:  “collared” almost two … 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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the sew weekly “olympics”: 40s-inspired wimbledon whites (simplicity 1507, better late than never edition)

The Facts: Fabric: cotton eyelet from paron’s, underlined with cotton organdy from Mood Pattern: Simplicity 1507 (previously made here) Year: 1940s Notions: zipper Time to Complete: longer than it should have First Worn: august 8, 2012 Wear Again: yes Total … Continue reading

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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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refashionista: my very first drafted-from-scratch RTW-inspired garment

FINALLY. i have been working on this dress since february.  i was perusing the local fancy department store and spotted this delicious yellow number from alice & olivia.  the price was much less delicious:  an outrageous $385.  for a dress … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “outdoors”: the “dinner with the senator” dress

The Facts: Fabric: printed cotton from Mood Pattern: Simplicity 1803 Year: 2012 Notions: ribbon, bias binding, zipper Time to Complete: 4 hours First Worn: july 19, 2012 Wear Again: pretty sure… Total Price: ~$30 Challenge Theme:  “the great outdoors” i … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “embellishment”: the “moon nouveau” tank top

The Facts: Fabric: “art nouveau”-style sailor moon t-shirt from teefury. Pattern: alabama studio tank pattern (available in alabama studio style) Year: 2012 Notions: embroidery floss Time to Complete: 1 hour, for preliminary work.  embellishment & handstitching 5-6 hours. First Worn: … Continue reading

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