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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 »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Finishing

Friends, its time to wrap up this sewalong! Now please don’t think that this is the final be-all end-all becauseClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: the Shirt Dress Collar

For you shirt dressers, I know you’ve been waiting some time for this tutorial, so hopefully you give it a try andClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Wrap Dress Neckline

OK you guys, I decided to go out on a limb and try something new here. I was going to show you how to put elastic inClick here to view the full post »

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On the Merits of Stay Tape

You know, I never used to believe in stay tape. I thought it was a bunch of malarkey. I was really into only doing stayClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Attaching Sleeves

So, how are you guys coming along on your dresses? Where’s everyone at? So that you are aware, I don’tClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Bodice Construction

Yowza! Yowza! This post is a day late and a dollar short and I’m sorry! I’m gettin a little behind over hereClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Skirt Construction

The pattern instructions for Simplicity 1880 (well, most pattern instructions really) tell you to construct the skirtClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: the Shirt Dress Buttonhole Placement

You might be wondering why I’m doing a post on buttonhole placement and that’s totally fine. This is a tip IClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Muslin Making

I’ve actually gotten in the habit of not making a muslin every time I go to sew something up these days. It’Click here to view the full post »

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a Serious Opinion about PDF Sewing Patterns

I was emailing Karen back and forth today and it prompted me to weigh in on everyone’s opinion about PDF sewingClick here to view the full post »

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Calculating Fabric Requirements

I thought it wouldn’t hurt anything to do a post on fabric requirements since we’re at that point in theClick here to view the full post »

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from the Tailor’s Front

After dragging my feet in the sewing room for what seems to have been an eternity, I decided to delve into Gertie’Click here to view the full post »

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Random Thoughts on Pattern Gathers

image source This might be a subject of disinterest and possibly even ridiculousness for some. Maybe. Maybe not. But I&#Click here to view the full post »

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What’s Old is New – Thoughts on Refashioning

image source – a totally mind-blowing refashion I’ve been working on a project for sometime now (OK, so I&#Click here to view the full post »

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Pyjama Party Extravaganza!

Friends, here they are! I’ve been talking about these a bit on me old facebook page. I didn’t even finishClick here to view the full post »

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How to: Create Armscye Princess Seams

For my upcoming wrap dress, I decided to draft armscye princess seams for the back bodice (in plain old english, thisClick here to view the full post »