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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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simplicity 1873 double shot: i am a pretty pretty princess in a cellophane skirt

may i present my birthday outfit! i made the gray renfrew in the hour before i had to leave for dinner with the fam. which meant i was almost half an hour late after testing the renfrew with different combos … Continue reading

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simplicity 1873: from classy to cammo

it started, as it so often does, with a simple inspiration photo. classy, right? with a welcome hint of playfulness? so you might easily ask how one goes from this to this: and the simple answer, of course, is that … 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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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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a kinder, newer, nicer meringue skirt that is actually properly constructed

last year around this time, i made this: and i loved it, even though i pretty much bollixed every single bit of its construction. wrong order, poor pressing, messy zipper, and i really f-ed the scallop hem and the pleats … Continue reading

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the sew weekly: the “marian the chanel librarian” skirt (self-drafted pattern)

The Facts: Fabric: chanel-style wool woven from mahlia kent in paris Pattern: self-drafted skirt, originally based on simplicity 2099 Year: 2011 Notions: zipper, 2 1/2″ grosgrain ribbon, skirt trim Time to Complete: 3 hours First Worn: February 7, 2012 Wear … Continue reading

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