Monthly Archives: May 2012

the sew weekly “pink”: a “study in pink”, better late than never edition

The Facts: Fabric: top in pink polka dot fabric from paron’s; skirt in liberty of london “glencot house” (spring/summer 2012) Pattern: top from Vogue Couturier Design 631; skirt from butterick 7803 Year: circa 1950s Notions: zipper, hem lace, sew-on snaps … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “1940s”: the “field of poppies” dress

The Facts: Fabric: liberty of london tana lawn “phoebe” Pattern: self drafted, inspired by simplicity 1975 Year: 1940s Notions: zipper Time to Complete: 6 hours including drafting First Worn: May 25, 2012 Wear Again: not until i fix it properly … Continue reading

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the sew weekly inspiration: 1940s

inspiration:   fabric: i’m back to geeking out on techniques, guys.  after last week’s tailoring fest (still only about 65% finished, but that is what 3-day weekends are for) i had a major geek fest first on drafting this pattern … Continue reading

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advance 7049: weekend road warrior, or, outfit for a sunday drive

do you have a drive that you’ve done so many times the thought of doing it again induces you with tremors of dread?  so many times that you feel like you can measure, to the nanometer, exactly how much of … Continue reading

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just dropping in to say…

….i really responded to this post of sunni’s this morning, because i felt the same way. Over the weekend, I finally got to the point where I feel that I really need to get back on board with those things … Continue reading

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weekend sewing studio: in recovery (and the case of the separated stash)

my weekend started on thursday night, because it sort of feels like i never left there. that is because i am still recovering from the vampire diaries season finale, which i am not even sure i liked, even though it … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “mother’s day”: the “221B betty” top (renfrew)

The Facts: Fabric: “sherlock” themed t-shirt from Pattern: sewaholic 1201, renfrew Year: 2012 Notions: none Time to Complete: 1 hours First Worn: May 4, 2012 Wear Again: yes, yes, yes!! Total Price: ~$30 Challenge Theme:  “Mother’s Day” another challenge … Continue reading

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weekend sewing studio: catching up on cutting

friends, i will not lie.  last week was a doozy.  i never even looked at my already-prepared TSW “pink” project – a refashion of advance 3929 in some mystery liberty fabric with giant pink polka dots and little birds.  and … Continue reading

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