Tag Archives: moulage

pleated trousers!

PLEATED TROUSERS!!!! because, dammit, they deserve an exclamation point!! and my smug smile of smugness. obvi. because who wouldn’t be smug after completing her first pair of trousers and then fearlessly inserting a zip-front fly with a custom-length zipper the … 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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simplicity 1507: a funny thing happened on my refashion (end of the year UFO parade)

pattern: simplicity 1507.  may i introduce you to my biggest disappointment of 2010? time in area 51:  1 year excuses:  what happened was that i actually did finish this dress.  in 2010.  at midnight the night before i was going … Continue reading

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weekend sewing studio: a muslin factory (and my new obsession with colette’s pastille)

something in colette patterns has suddenly and irrevocably struck a chord with me and my sense of style.  beginning with my recent purchase of the colette sewing handbook, and heightened most specifically by this fabulous image: i saw a kindred … Continue reading

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simplicity 2099: final design details and taking paris by storm

since this is a simplicity pattern, obviously the details are relatively basic.  the front bodice has gathers at the neckline instead of darts.  the back bodice has a fold-over facing.  the skirt is a simple tea-length flare, while the waist … Continue reading

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simplicity 2099: working with leather

i knew that, to really play with this pattern and bring some sense of modernity to it, i wanted to use leather as the trim on those waist bands, back bustle and bow.  actually, i was on the fence about … Continue reading

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simplicity 2099: because i’ll always have paris

so there’s a bit of a story with this dress. i’ll sit for a moment while you recover from the shock.  😉 a little more than two years ago, my mom was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer.  after (what turned … Continue reading

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