Author Archives: puu

what jean-ius have i wrought?

many, many, many moons ago i set out to re-create my favorite pair of RTW jeans: the elizabeth and james crosby. it’s a carpenter-style jean, with patch pockets, not a classic five-pocket variety. i loved the slim fit, the industrial … Continue reading

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crescent moon power, make-up!

because, look, i can be one of the cool geeks making stuff out of awesome sheets too. it will likely surprise NO ONE reading this that i once owned a set of sailor moon bedsheets, in the late nineties and … Continue reading

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simplicity 2192: i promise that no muppets were harmed in the making of this garment

i swear that it is oona’s fault. have i ever told you guys (excuse me, gudes) this story?  the story of the terrible influence we have on each other sometimes when we shop?  classic examples include clio buying ewok fur; … Continue reading

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vintage simplicity playsuits for the end of the summer

gudes*, let’s get real.  summer’s over (in the northern hemisphere), the wind is starting to smell like fall.  days are shorter.  the world is (yet again) going to hell in a handbasket.  and this past weekend was the two-year anniversary … Continue reading

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#fqchallenge bonus garment! because i use all the parts of the buffalo

of course, technically it wasn’t allowed, but i did have some scraps left over from my #fqchallenge masterplan. see, originally i was going to really go overboard and make a skirt and blouse to go over my playsuit, sort of … Continue reading

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happy birthday oona: may it be full of unicorns and rainbows #fqchallenge

so, good things do come to those who wait. i know a lot of people have been eagerly anticipating the results of the fat quarter challenge — — oh, wait, that was just me? because my garment is so freaking … Continue reading

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me-made-everyday: style report

alabama chanin shirt with applique and embroidery megan nielsen crescent top with skinny jeans papercut patterns peter and the wolf pant with 1930s simplicity blouse knit cowl top with 1950s advance skirt colette meringue skirt with cropped RTW sweater silk … Continue reading

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a quickie: megan nielsen crescent blouse

speaking of my constant stash of nearly-finished UFOs (hereafter referred to as area 51), i seriously have four of these happening right now. they’re just so cute and easy and don’t take up too much fabric! perfect for a few … Continue reading

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a NY-Lon FO: 1930s sundress in liberty

confession:  most of my NY-Lon fabric haul is already cut out and in various stages of assembly. but this is my first finished, worn and photographed make out of the haul.  the fabric is liberty of london Lanthe which i … Continue reading

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simplicity 1803 + simplicity 1873 = awesomesauce

weird, but true story of how bloggers know me better than anyone: i was describing a make – really, any make, but it might have been this one – to clio, whose only answer was, “i pretty much imagine you … Continue reading

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