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from my soap box, i almost can’t see the book review (gertie sews vintage casual)

i’ve recently come to feel that a lot of my life lately is about my feminism. i feel like it’s suddenly me in that long-ago episode of law & order where jack is mocking claire kincaid for her “latent feminism” … Continue reading

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drape. drape. drape-drape-drape-drape….

in saying “drape drape” over and over loads of times to myself i have become completely fixated on the sesame street aliens. WHATEVER. like you didn’t already know i was weird. but this may be more apt than i give … 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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downton abbey series 2: more thoughts. and the clothes! (no spoilers beyond episode 3)

ok, i’ve calmed down a bit now.  when i did my series 2 marathon over the winter holidays, my immediate reaction was: that was AWESOME. it’s sort of like if gossip girl was happening during WWI and in england instead … Continue reading

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simplicity 8932: S.W.A.G., ponchos, and cape-pinning revenge

my first garment of the new year, and it wasn’t even for me.  in retaliation thanks, i was forced offered to make my sister a cape of her own.  she’s not much of a cape gal, but loved the idea … Continue reading

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the end of the end-of-the-year UFO parade and how i partied like it was 1920

i know i’d been teasing for a while that i had managed to get access to downton abbey series 2, but in the end i decided to save most of it for a quiet night where i could indulge in … Continue reading

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joining the bandwagon review: the colette patterns book really is all that. and a bag of chips.

Book Index/Chapter headings A Thoughtful Plan A Precise Pattern A Beautiful Fabric A Fine Finish PaperBack or HardBound? best of both worlds–spiral bound with a hard cover. Does this book have clear illustrations or photographs? it’s an interesting mix. the … Continue reading

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