Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sewing Projects 6: The “Making A Memory” Outfit

Originally written for, and posted at The Sew Weekly. Theme: Oscars The Facts Fabric: 2.5 yards wool blend from Jo-Anns ~$16, black lining remnant $1, facing fabric pieced from stash $0 Pattern: Butterick 5032 and a modified Stretch & Sew … Continue reading

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Sewing Inspiration: “Save From the Skip”

So ModCloth does this thing where they let their customers vote on whether or not to carry some sample items they’ve received. While I’ve never actually purchased anything from MC, I do scroll through their site on a fairly regular … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 5: The “Librarian-Issued” Cardigan

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Red The Facts Fabric: Polyester knit from Jo-Anns ~$3 Pattern: Stretch & Sew 300 Year: 1974 Notions: 10 buttons ~$1 Time to complete: ~3 hours (6 episodes of Parks & … Continue reading

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Maintenance Update

I don’t quite remember how I started the numbering system for my sewing projects, but starting the year with #8 seemed weird, especially when I’ve embarked on the Sew Weekly challenge. So I have gone back to the last few … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 4: The “No Longer A Pilgrim” Dress

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: UFOs The Facts Fabric: Purple dot cotton from Jo-Anns ~$5 Pattern: Lisette for Simplicity 2245 Year: 2011 Notions: 2 buttons ~$1 Time to complete: ~8 hours originally, ~2 hours to … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 3: “If I Were In Oz” Dress

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Opposite Season The Facts Fabric: Green stripes and dots “Stretch Jersey ITY” from Fabric.com Pattern: Stretch & Sew 1505 Year: c. 1980 Notions: Nothing but thread! Time to complete: 8 … Continue reading

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New Patterns In The Stash

I recently added a few new patterns to my stash. I’m sort of excited about them. They both have great reviews and I think they will be good wardrobe builders.

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