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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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another simplicity 2571: sleeker, shorter, and trimmed with lace

when you find yourself reaching for the same skirt every week, it’s probably time to make another. this time, i riffed on a christian dior RTW skirt i saw last winter (yes, it’s been festering for over a year) that … Continue reading

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vogue 1247: the complete set, decent legs, and yet another UFO for the parade.

pattern: vogue 1247.  i’ve already made the top once and loved it so much i had also cut another top…which sat in a pile for about 8 months.  ooops.  also, i wanted to try the skirt, which seemed notorious mostly … Continue reading

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advance 7837: ready for my date at the flamingo club…. (continuing my end-of-the-year UFO parade)

pattern: advance 7837.  i went with view 2 because i loved the short sleeve.  and how fab is that giant wing collar? time in area 51:  3 weeks excuses:  none!  it just took me a while to start it, and … Continue reading

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simplicity 2183: casual fridays and UFOs and the importance of really good separates

pattern: simplicity 2183.  two down, one to go. time in area 51:  3 months excuses:  boredom. how i finished it:  slow and plodding, one seam at a time.  ironically, the same way i finished the first version of this blouse … Continue reading

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