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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 “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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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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Things I Pay Attention To

Green and blue brocade vintage dresses on etsy. Currently at 50-odd items. Very few doubles. I started paying attention to this fabric in dress form because I liked Allison the Secretary’s dress from Mad Men season 4. (Image outright stolen, … Continue reading

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2013 Sewing Plan: The “I Made It My Plan” Dress

2013 Sewing Plan: Project 6 Fabric: Coral semi-mystery fabric from Mood $14 Pattern: Tunic from Great British Sewing Bee book Year: 2013 Notions: Nothing but thread Time to complete: Probably over 8 hours. I was slow. First worn: To work … Continue reading

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Sew Weekly Reunion: The “Outfitted By Gertie” Ensemble

2013 Sewing Plan: Project 5 Fabric: Blue dotted cotton shirting, $2.50 from Michael Levine’s Loft, green gaberdine $7 from Fashion Fabrics Club Pattern: Gertie’s Portrait Blouse and Pencil Skirt Year: 2012 Notions: Zip $.50 Time to complete: Four hours for … Continue reading

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2013 Sewing Plan: The “Finally Done!” Dress

2013 Sewing Plan: Project 3 Fabric: Blue dotted cotton lawn by Lisette for Jo-Ann’s ~$10 Pattern: Simplicity 5698 Year: Ca. 1960s Notions: Zip $1 Time to complete: It’s been so long, maybe 8 hours? First worn: For quick pictures Wear … Continue reading

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