Monthly Archives: January 2013

wherein a lot of wine was spilled.

at dinner last night, not only did we all order the same thing, but the waiter was forced to bring three extra glasses of wine to compensate for the two that ann spilled all over me. that’s a pretty good … 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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a comforting friday night ritual for a bone-chilling evening

yay! handmade by heidi is hosting the first FNSI of 2013, and i am thrilled to return to such a comforting ritual. it’s been a long, semi-stressful week that involved ACTUAL WORK (horror!) at my day job, and that is … Continue reading

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better late than never: the 2012 sew weekly “pantone” challenge

so we started here back in march: and immediately i knew i had some fabric that played with “starfish”, “driftwood”, and “tangerine tango,” the 2012 color of the year. and i knew i wanted to play with a really cool … Continue reading

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some 2013 thoughts

i’ve really been thinking a lot about 2013. i’m so, so excited to have turned the page on 2012, and i’m looking forward to what 2013 has in store for me. i’m in need of a good year. which begs … Continue reading

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the “mad men” dress that nearly drove me mad; or, a sort-of vogue 8409

remember this? well, i almost didn’t either.  i had accidentally-on-purpose shoved it in a drawer affectionately known as are 51 and was seriously considering leaving it there with the ark of the covenant after the torture of boning, interfacing, piping … 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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making a few fixes for the new year…

i had a bit of an end-of-the-year frenzy. it was sort of like, once i plunged back in to projects, i went ALL THE WAY in.  long on the chopping block was a 1940s faux-wrap dress that never quite worked … Continue reading

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style in the wild: when wearing chanel makes a day bearable

vogue 8511 chanel pearls (from mom) vintage chanel jacket fold-over booties black polka dot tights eugh. wednesdays.

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