Monthly Archives: December 2012

lessons learned, garments made, and all of that end-of-the-year stuff

friends, i am not sure i have ever been so excited to see the end of a year than i am now.  it was a hell of a year, and i hated most of it.  it’s really only looking back … Continue reading

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the “dare devil”/”goodbye gossip girl” red jacket (burdastyle handbook jacket)

ok, this one has been in the works since the week of february 14, 2012. yes, it was originally conceived for the “red” TSW challenge. obviously, life got in the way of TSW this year, but for a long portion … 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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a new friend for the end of the world

thus far today, the world hasn’t ended.  but i couldn’t help myself and got some extra company.  i scored this gorgeous, beautifully-working white singer featherweight earlier this week on ebay from a woman who seemed not only to know what … 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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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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first impression: papercut patterns

DROOL. in case you were not already aware of papercut patterns, allow me to share a few initial impressions with you. i first came across the NZ-based company earlier in the summer when i saw a pattern called the watson … 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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style in the wild: marfy with an edge

i’ve recently found that a lot of my best work needs a bit of an incubation period before i truly understand its value.  weird, right?  maybe i get so caught up in the construction and the adrenaline rush of having … Continue reading

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