Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sewing Projects 28: The “Jumping the Queue” Dress

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Reality Check The Facts Fabric: Striped cotton jersey from Mood sale, $10 for 2 yards Pattern: Modified Stretch & Sew 1505 Year: 1979 Notions: Elastic from stash Time to complete: … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 27: The “Snails and Petals” Blouse

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Outdoors The Facts Fabric: Snail Scallop cotton from the “Prince Charming” collection by Free Spirit $9 Pattern: modified Simplicity 2211 Year: 2011 Notions: None Time to complete: 6 hours (1 … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 26: The “Any Excuse for Lace” Cardigan

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Embellishments The Facts Fabric: Lace tablecloth fabric $4 Pattern: Stretch & Sew 300 Year: 1974 Notions: 5 snaps and pearl trim from stash, bias tape $.50 Time to complete: 7 … Continue reading

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More Gifts for Others

About a month ago one of my co-workers moved on to a bigger and better job. We had both started around the same time so it was weird to see him go. But he’s doing something he loves more, and … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 25: The “Lucky Stars” Blouse

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Red, White, and Blue The Facts Fabric: Embroidered cotton $6 from my NYC trip, white cotton for facings $1? Pattern: Simplicity 2154 Year: 1960s reissue Notions: Snap from stash Time … Continue reading

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Sew Weekly: Half-Way Point!

Wow. For 26 weeks I’ve almost constantly been thinking about sewing. That’s a heck of a long time! Anyway, I thought I would note this momentous date by completely copying Mena’s year-end wrap-up infographic. Please enjoy. And here’s what all … Continue reading

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