Tag Archives: SWAP

vogue 7937: a flying saucer with no excuse

this was my not-so-modest ambition way back in october:  my tailored marfy vest, which i thought, no way will i finish this…ever; and my second (third, actually) iteration of vogue 7937, which honest-to-goodness takes about an hour and a half … Continue reading

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advance 8309: my summer SWAP goes down in flames

this is already pretty far behind me (in terms of sewing schedule), but i’ve really come to love these tops and have been having a lot of fun styling them for fall. allow me to present yet another 1950s top … Continue reading

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style in the wild: changing the seasons

“in transition.” my best friend used that term to describe, in high school, the process her clothes made across her room:  from wearing them, to putting them in a pile on the floor, to getting them into the laundry basket, … Continue reading

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vogue 7967: or, how i almost sewed with a plan (ctd)

skirt: would you believe it took me over a year to just get on with it and finish that skirt?  (literally.  it’s two pieces plus a waistband!)  first i ran out of bias tape–i was finishing the interior edges hong … Continue reading

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butterick 8170: or, how i almost sewed with a plan (ctd)

skirt how it fits on my chart: the skirt, as designed, wraps around and has an oversized patch pocket on the front.  i decided, for my purple version, to eliminate both of these elements, although i can see making the … Continue reading

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simplicity 2425: or, how i almost sewed with a plan (ctd)

continuing my self-imposed summer wardrobe challenge, allow me to present simplicity 2425.  i’m not sure which i was more enamored with:  the little top, which could be styled as a romper, or the bias skirt with its tempting drape and … Continue reading

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vogue 6543: or, how i almost sewed with a plan (ctd)

when i spotted this pattern on etsy i felt like i had discovered treasure.  these little tops patterns from the 50s are like candy for me–i’m definitely trying to hunt them down.  the reason is simple:  i’m a really stingy … Continue reading

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