Category Archives: Sewing

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the Myth that is Perfect Fit

image source – note that the image says just right, not perfect I was teaching a class on fit just last night andClick here to view the full post »

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Obsession

Finished! My obsession jacket – a rub-off of my mom’s vintage 70′s jacket, with fitting alterations &#Click here to view the full post »

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WIP

the original jacket, my mother’s I’ve been working on a rub-off of my mom’s old 70s boyfriend jacket.Click here to view the full post »

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Japanese Pattern Book Giveaway!

Hello Dear Readers – Comments on this post are now closed. Winner announced tomorrow! Yay! There must beClick here to view the full post »

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Wearable Muslin

If you’ve read me for any length of time, you’ll know that I don’t make wearable muslins. In fact, IClick here to view the full post »

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On Pants/Trousers

After my Season Opener Pants post, I received several comments and lots of emails on pants. I posed a question on myClick here to view the full post »

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Study in Scarlet

Here is my second pair of Burda 7447. Here’s a quick and dirty fact list for you: Pattern: Burda 7447 Fabric: RedClick here to view the full post »

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How to Trace Sewing Patterns

I distinctly recall my first purchase of a Burda World of Fashion magazine (which by the way, is now BurdaStyleClick here to view the full post »

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Season Opener

Here is my first project of 2013. Pants. Told ya! To boot, I made these pants to go specifically with this top. Kind ofClick here to view the full post »

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the Naughty List

Sigh… I really hope you all had a wonderful holiday season (with just a little bit more around the corner, itClick here to view the full post »

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Winter Coat for My Man: Finish Line

Drum roll please. Here it is! The COAT! The finished coat and its on my man and he loves it. It’s a prettyClick here to view the full post »

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Winter Coat for My Man: the Home Stretch

I’m sure that you can already sense that in the next photo session of this coat, Mr. S will be wearing it. We areClick here to view the full post »

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Winter Coat for My Man: Progress

I thought I would give you all a sneaky peak of what’s happening with the coat these days. It’s prettyClick here to view the full post »

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Easy Peasy Sew-In Clothing Labels

I have a certain fascination with clothing labels and I’m not talking about the size labels either. When I getClick here to view the full post »

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Tried & True

I’ve been in a bit of slump lately. Actually, that’s not quite true. I’ve been so busy that I haven&#Click here to view the full post »

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For the Love of Seam Binding

Rayon seam binding has been in the shop for a little while now (and I just updated some new colors too!) and since I&#Click here to view the full post »

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Winter Coat for My Man – the Muslins

With a project like this that’s going to take quite some time to finish, I think its always a good idea to make aClick here to view the full post »

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To the Manor Born

I think the only thing that would complete this outfit is a hunting rifle. Don’t you? English countryside anyone?Click here to view the full post »

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New Project: Winter Coat for My Man

In addition to a few other projects for myself, my mister has been pleading for a new coat so I’ve decided toClick here to view the full post »

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the Rub-Off

In last week’s post, I talked about how I did a rub-off for the above cardigan and I definitely wanted to letClick here to view the full post »

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No Cheetahs Were Harmed in the Making of this Outfit

Here is my second Everyday Wardrobe experiment. The NWG or Never Worn Garment here is this fuchsia skirt. You mayClick here to view the full post »

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and Now for Something Completely Different

I’m not one who delves into home dec much. Not necessarily because I don’t take pleasure in sewing up orClick here to view the full post »

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Easy French Tacks

A few of you asked about the serged french tacks I did on my Simplicity 1880 wrap and shirt dresses. Well they are theClick here to view the full post »

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Bathing Beauty

You know what I find crazy? The world of swim wear and its prices. Swim suits are always, notoriously, overpriced andClick here to view the full post »