Author Archives: EBS

About EBS

Museum curator, nerd, chronic watcher of TV show marathons, married to a soccer hooligan, vegetarian, obsessive sewer.

Random Sewing: The “Sew Dolly Clackett” Dress

It’s Some Dock Supervisor Down at Pier 34…He Says the Titanic Just Arrived. …Well, Better Late Than Never. Fabric: Boats and waves cotton by Lisette, for Jo-Anns $14 Pattern: Dirndl from Built by Wendy Year: 2010 Notions: 16″ zipper $1 … Continue reading

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2014 Sewing Plan: The “I’m Really Busy With Life” Dress and Skirt

Hellooooo lovely people who follow me. It’s been an age, hasn’t it? Life gets in the way. I have been sewing, just haven’t had the time/light/weather to do nice photoshoots. So…deal with it? Dress: 2014 Sewing Plan: Project 2 Fabric: … Continue reading

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2014 Sewing Plan: The “Candy Striper” Dress

2014 Sewing Plan: Project 1 Fabric: Coral striped jersey knit from Michael Levine’s Loft $2.50 Pattern: Simplicity 2211 (with plenty of modifications) Year: 2011 Notions: Scraps of bias to reinforce shoulders Time to complete: Probably 6 hours First worn: For … Continue reading

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I Made A Thing

Long story, but I have an iPad mini that I’m finally using and it needed a temporary sleeve for protection until I get a permanent case. I whipped this one up last night.

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2014 Sewing Plan

Here are a few things I’d like to get done sewing-wise this year. Perhaps not that exciting, but I thought I’d put it out there anyway. My sewing mojo has been nonexistent for a little while. Lots of house stuff … Continue reading

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And The Winners Are…

SeamstressErin and Irene! (Yes, I used Harry Potter paper for the slips) Congratulations, you two. Please check your inbox for an email from me. Thank you to everyone who entered! We’re all snowed in here, so I may get some … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss My Giveaway

Just in case it got buried in the snow and you missed my giveaway post… I’m giving away a total of four patterns and some fabric. More details and enter here: 2013 Wrap-up and Give Away by January 5th at … Continue reading

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2013 Wrap-Up & Give Away

Number of garments sewn: 19 for myself (and 1 embellished t-shirt, 2 skirts for children, 2 pillow covers, 4 armrest covers, 1 window seat cushion, 2 small pouches, 1 purse, and 11 curtains.) Longest to sew: Fitted By Gertie Favorite: … Continue reading

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Pantone’s Color of 2014

Well, it was my third guess. But Joanne was spot on! Nice one! Except now all the individual emerald coffee mugs are mysteriously not available anywhere in the U.S.?!? Super sadface! I was specifically waiting for Christmas! Anyone really excited … Continue reading

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Random Sewing: The “Incredibly Wearable Muslin” Dress

Fabric: Blue Kona cotton broadcloth $5 Pattern: Simplicity 2246, Lisette’s Traveler dress Year: 2011 Notions: 12 buttons from stash Time to complete: Probably 9 hours First worn: To work today Wear again? Affirmative Total price: ~$5 {Note} It’s winter, so … Continue reading

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