Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sewing Projects 2: The “Socialite” Dress

This post was originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Made This Look The Facts Fabric: Clip-dot chiffon from Fabric.com’s Christmas sale ~$2, black “Silky Satin” ~$3 and black chiffon ~$3 from Jo-anns Pattern: Butterick 5450 and the … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 1: The “Buttons, Buttons, Who’s Got the Buttons” Dress

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly where I am sporadically participating in their 52-week challenges. This week’s theme was buttons. The Facts Fabric: Pink gingham from mom’s stash, ivory stretch jersey ~$7 Pattern: A modified Sorbetto top … Continue reading

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Eat: Progresso’s 99% Fat Free Lentil Soup

Like many a human being, we like to store soup around the house in case we can’t think of – or can’t be bothered to make – anything else to eat. Being a vegetarian, it can sometimes be difficult to … Continue reading

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The Perils of Buying Fabric Online: Part Deux

This isn’t the beautiful green and ivory suiting I was expecting. Luckily, Fabric.com is amazing and is sending me the correct fabric post haste. I’m also supposed to keep this mistake fabric. What for?????

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PIPA & SOPA

Today many websites are “going dark” (aka blocking access to content) to illustrate what it would be like if the internet censorship bills PIPA (‘PROTECT IP Act of 2011′) and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) are passed. It is widely … Continue reading

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Sewing Plan for the New Year Part 2

Continuing on from my last plan post, some more boards to start organizing my ideas to possibly fill during the The Sew Weekly Challenges.

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Sewing Plan for the New Year

For a while now I’ve been buying patterns and fabrics willy-nilly with no firm plan in mind for them other than I liked the look and I might want to have the garment in my wardrobe. I’ve joined The Sew … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 7: Modified McCall’s 6035

The last thing I sewed in 2011 was this top which I wore the first day back at work. I modified McCall’s 6035 top pattern a great deal. The pattern images look like this: I joined the front and back … Continue reading

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To Read in 2012

Once again I am embarking on my goal to read at least 50% of the books on  my LibraryThing.com “TBR” list. 1. Adams, Douglas – The Salmon of Doubt 2. Albom, Mitch – Have A Little Faith 3. Anonymous – 1001 Arabian … Continue reading

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