Tag Archives: tops

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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weekend sewing studio: in which no actual sewing happened, but an FO debuted

i’ve been having a serious handsewing phase lately, which is shocking. usually handsewing = area 51 in my house. but something about the weather and the easy laziness of watching project runway and crime show reruns (there’s a mix for … Continue reading

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#cavallimorning (colette taffy blouse)

i think i should start by saying that i knew this project would be pretty awesome when JC at mood picked out the fabric for us, and imagined getting dressed in this roberto cavalli fabric. “it would be like #cavallimorning,” … 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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renfrew, missoni style

there’s not much to say anymore about how easy a renfrew is to use as a base for just about anything, but here’s another version anyway. this one is in a missoni knit from mood fabrics, which i am glad … Continue reading

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renfrew, lady mary style

i’m on a bit of a downton kick lately–i’ve already watched series 3 three times, and i just finished my (now traditional) christmas viewing of series 2. just don’t talk to me about this year’s christmas special. i don’t even … 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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flirty forties ensemble: updated (simplicity 1927)

although i’m still pretty embarassed by my sloppy skirt construction, i’m also still a pretty huge fan of my version of simplicity 1927, tackled earlier this summer. since then, however, i’d had a vision of using a tiny pucci splurge … Continue reading

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self-drafted princess bodice. with kitty cats.

so here is the real version of the horrible mobile phone pic i snapped a few months ago, my current obsession/outfit, and one of the first outfits i EVER: designed from scratch drafted from scratch planned for pattern mixing pretty … Continue reading

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weekend sewing studio: sewing progress TWO weeks in a row!

and i’m BACK. i get that for most people this is weird, but i was thrilled to find myself holed up on saturday afternoon and evening in my new sewing loft, jumping from project to project with “harpers island” as … Continue reading

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