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Archive for February, 2011

  • B&W ribbons
    Sunday Stash: Silk Fabric Posted on February 27, 2011

    As February is coming to a close, I’m starting to think about warmer weather and about how much I love the spring.  I’m not huge into the outdoors, but I just like having the option of going out without a large puffy-coat, after a long and snowy winter.  Spring is wonderful because I can once… Read More »

  • Lotus Tunic and Cami
    First Giveaway: Choose Your Own Prize Posted on February 25, 2011

    I just checked and found out that I’ve officially hit the huge, massive number of 10 official subscribers to my blog!!  hip hip I know for the rest of the more seasoned bloggers, you’re all counting by the 10’s, 50’s and hundred’s for your giveaways (which is just amazing); but I must say I’m quite elated that I have… Read More »

  • Sitting in Skirt
    Vintage McCalls 3842: The Kick-Pleat Skirt Posted on February 24, 2011

    I bought the McCall’s 3842 vintage secretary-esque skirt pattern on etsy about a month and a half ago, and I set to work on it immediately because it was too cute to sit on my shelf, unused. Being a vintage pattern, I’m always surprised at how long all of the pattern pieces are.  I know… Read More »

  • tulle era dress_back

    It seems that the whole internet has been in a flutter over Anthropologie’s new wedding line called BHLDN(beholden).  I hate to be one of the masses, but in this case these dresses are too swoon-worthy to not be re-posted and shared with you.  I wish I could get married again just to wear these dresses.  So if you’ll indulge… Read More »

  • Back Jumper

    My goal has been to knit 16 rows of my Caledonia Jumper for the Colette Spring Palette Challenge, and so far I’m on target.  hip hip I’ve made very slight alterations to the pattern so far; I reduced the height of the jumper by 1″ between the ribbing and the armhole shaping, and I’ve also… Read More »

  • Dress Drawing

    Sometime during my lunch break yesterday, I had a revelation.  I’ve been trying to cram so many projects into my Spring Palette Challenge, that it’s becoming more like work and less like fun. I have a 9-5 professional job, which I do enjoy.  But coming home at the end of the day and playing (ie sewing, knitting,… Read More »

  • Font Closeup
    Butterick 6292: Valentine’s Day Dress Posted on February 14, 2011

    The holidays were a bit hectic for me this year with all  the traveling we did (Washington D.C., Atlanta, Indianapolis, then suburbs of Chicago all in the month of December).  Needless to say, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and rushed to try to make my holiday dress in time for Christmas.  I ended up cutting the project loose… Read More »

  • 1937Daliet2
    Vintage 40’s Jumpers Posted on February 9, 2011

    While I really have a love of dresses made in the 50’s, I also have a love of sweaters from the 40’s. I’m not sure what it is but 1940’s dresses, skirts, and blouses don’t behave well on my pear-shaped frame.  But the knitted and crocheted sweaters… they’re absolutely perfect.  Go figure. For the Colette… Read More »

  • Baxter on Pattern
    Swing Dress Update Posted on February 8, 2011

    One of the sew-alongs I’m participating in is called the Swing Dress from the Sense & Sensibility Pattern line.  And the sew-along leader is Casey of Casey’s Elegant Musings. The pattern comes on two large sheets of paper that completely covers my dining room table.  In order to work with this large pattern you have… Read More »

  • Sunday Stash: Pattern Sale Posted on February 8, 2011

    On Thursday evening I found myself without an invisible zipper for my Burda Trousers sew-along.  So after working out on Friday evening I went to my local Joann’s store to get an invisible zipper and this is what I came home with… That’s right girls, 8 patterns and one invisible zipper.  heh  I cannot be… Read More »