Tag Archives: SWAP

weekend workshop: a crash course in stenciling fabric

garden season is fast approaching, my friends, even here in Zone 5.  add that and my susan khalje camp chanel at the end of the month, and time is slipping by fast.  to mitigate these #firstworldsewingproblems, i dove head-first into … Continue reading

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drape drape 1 #9

i’ve completed my second drape drape garment! turns out that drape drape is almost as confusing in english as it is in japanese.  :-)  believe it or not, i found this garment to be slightly trickier than my first one, … Continue reading

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some thoughts on the projects in my head

so, i’ve been thinking – which obviously worries me right off the bat. since finishing and wearing my first official SWAP garment, the entire idea of my “collection” has sort of taken shape and evolved, almost without me even having … Continue reading

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drape drape 3 #5: cats and cammo

et…voila! i hope it’s not a letdown!  here is me modeling the #5 top from drape drape 3. this top consists of two pattern pieces, which seems simple enough.  because of the size of the pattern piece and the most … Continue reading

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because i can’t let it go: still more downton dressing ideas

working on my titanic-style dress for this week’s sew weekly got me caught right back up again in the arms of my ongoing obsession, downton abbey.  which means, dear readers, you will have to suffer through still more thoughts on … Continue reading

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make this look: dressing downton in the modern era

it’s an obsession, and many of us have it:  the clothes in downton abbey.  i’m sure loads of you have been scouring the internet for thoughts on how you might get an exact look–or, if you’re like me, you’ve been … 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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vogue 7937: a flying saucer with no excuse

this was my not-so-modest ambition way back in october:  my tailored marfy vest, which i thought, no way will i finish this…ever; and my second (third, actually) iteration of vogue 7937, which honest-to-goodness takes about an hour and a half … Continue reading

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advance 8309: my summer SWAP goes down in flames

this is already pretty far behind me (in terms of sewing schedule), but i’ve really come to love these tops and have been having a lot of fun styling them for fall. allow me to present yet another 1950s top … Continue reading

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style in the wild: changing the seasons

“in transition.” my best friend used that term to describe, in high school, the process her clothes made across her room:  from wearing them, to putting them in a pile on the floor, to getting them into the laundry basket, … Continue reading

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