Tag Archives: black

The “Preparing for the SHB” Makes

Fabric: Navy ponte knit $8 Pattern: Self-drafted Notions: bias scraps for shoulders $0 Time to complete: About 2-3 hours First worn: To work Wear again? Yep! Total price: ~$8

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Year in Review 2014

Soooo I sort of dropped off the face of the blog Earth last year. I did sew a little but not nearly as much as years previous. I also didn’t purchase a lot of fabric! I bought three things for … Continue reading

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2013 Sewing Plan: The “Fitted By Gertie” Dress

2013 Sewing Plan: Project 7 Fabric: Black gaberdine $7, lining $4 both from Fashion Fabrics Club Pattern: Sultry Sheath from Gertie’s Book for Better Sewing Year: 2012 Notions: Zip $.50 Time to complete: 8 hours of class, plus 5 hours … Continue reading

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Random Sewing: The “Typical Me” Dress

Fabric: Striped knit from Michael Levine Loft $2.50/lb Pattern: Self-drafted Notions: Black elastic from stash Time to complete: Around 3 hours First worn: To work a few weeks ago Wear again? Already have! Total price: $2.50?

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2013 Sewing Plan: The “Several New York Minutes” Dress

2013 Sewing Plan: Project 4 (project 3 is as-yet unblogged) Fabric: Floral quilting cotton $5, black cotton sateen $7 Pattern: Simplicity 4070 Year: 2006 Notions: Invisible zip $1, hem tape from stash Time to complete: About 10 hours? Four of … Continue reading

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Random Sewing: The “How Much London is Too Much London?” Dress

Sneak peak at our new living room! Fabric: London print cotton $20 (widely available but purchased at Michael Levine’s in LA), and black cotton sateen from stash Pattern: Simplicity 2211 (minus collar, placket and sleeve ruffles) Year: 2012 Notions: black … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 44: The “Black is the new Black” Dress

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Black and White The Facts Fabric: Black medium-weight knit from Mood $10 Pattern: A modified Stretch & Sew 1505 Year: 1974 Notions: Scrap of hem tape for reinforcing the shoulders … Continue reading

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