Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sewing Projects 15: The “My First” Circle Skirt

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Circle Skirts The Facts Fabric: The same navy wool worsted twill suiting from my Mad Men dress ~$5 Pattern: Just some math and a ruler! Notions: 7″ zipper $1.50, and button … Continue reading

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Me-Made-May 2012: Ramp-Up!

For those of you who haven’t yet committed yourselves, you have four days left to take the plunge! For those who are already signed up, question for you. Has anyone else been basically wearing only their Ready-To-Wear garments the last … Continue reading

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Vampires, Zombies and Historical Literature. Oh my!

I’m sorry to report I have been slacking in my reading from my “To Be Read” list this year. I’ve been reading…just not the books I’m “supposed” to be. In my mourning-the-end-of-Harry-Potter fog, I somehow I got back into the … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 14: The “Stegosaurus” Outfit

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Childhood Inspiration The Facts Fabric: Green knit $2.50, green “linen look” $5, yellow knit scraps $0 Pattern: Stretch & Sew 300 and Simplicity 2087 Year: 1974 and 1957 Notions: 7″ zipper $1, … Continue reading

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I’m a Winner!

Tilly’s One Week, One Pattern event included some giveaways. And I was the lucky recipient of five Simplicity patterns of my choice! How cool is that?! These are the ones I picked. They came in the mail this week. I … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 13: The “Sydney Memories” Outfit

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: City Inspiration The Facts Fabric: Australian “Kangaroo Fan” cotton $14, rayon striped knit- I’m calling it free. Pattern: Simplicity 2512 (skirt) and Stretch & Sew 1505 (top) Year: 2009 and 1979 … Continue reading

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Me-Made May 2012

I wasn’t going to do it. I wasn’t. I was just going to keep coasting and wearing my me-made stuff whenever they fit into my wardrobe plan. But now I’ve done it. I signed up for the Me-Made May challenge. … Continue reading

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