Tag Archives: tops

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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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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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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casual fridays: mauverina top with purple cords

is it just me, or do fridays this time of year seem even harder than usual?  maybe it is because of the holiday season–many days at work are so slow as to seem like fridays, so the week seems longer, … Continue reading

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colette pastille and meringue: i want one of each in every color

i got dressed this morning quickly and easily and, for once, sort of excitedly.  i had bright colors and easy-to-wear separates. liberty of london blouse in “symposium” paris amazingly with a medium-weight silk/wool blend i was comfortable, i was work-appropriate, … Continue reading

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