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Archive for March, 2011

  • Gauge Swatch
    Briar Rose: Casting On Posted on March 31, 2011

    While I’ve finished knitting up my Caledonia jumper, I’m still in the process of seaming and re-blocking it.  I was hoping to finish it this week, but work (the 9-5 work) has gotten so busy, the only time I seem to have is my train rides to and from work. Luckily, those train rides are just long… Read More »

  • Alexander Blouse
    CSPC: Alexander Blouse Posted on March 29, 2011

    As I wrote before, I started the Alexander blouse from Burda, at least 6 months ago.  I wanted to finish it as part of Colette’s Spring Palette Challenge, CSPC.  I picked it up again 2 weekends ago and was not pleased with it, at all. My seams were all wonky (wavy-like), the interfacing was too… Read More »

  • Bouquet Skirt
    CSPC: Bouquet Skirt Posted on March 28, 2011

    I’m not sure how, but its gone from a balmy 65 degrees to 25 degrees in Chicago.  I couldn’t take pictures outside of my Bouquet Skirt sans winter coat, but fortunately for me, I have a pseudo-summer retreat a mere 10 minutes drive from my apartment called Garfield Park Conservatory.  It’s always nice and hot… Read More »

  • Spring Bouquet Jenny

    I have officially completed my first and last sewing projects for the CSPC.  hip hip This is the first project I started working on for CSPC (Colette’s Spring Palette Challenge), but it’s actually the last (sewing) project that I finished. Here’s just a sneak peak in all of it’s springy-ness. I’m just showing a peek since… Read More »

  • Balancing on a Ledge
    Spring Swing Dress Posted on March 18, 2011

    It’s official, I’ve finally completed my Spring Swing Dress. I’d first like to give a shout out to my husband Felix, who’s cooked all our dinners so I could finish it up by the ‘deadline’ and has also graciously helped me pin the hem up.  He usually does a lot of sighing and gruffing while doing… Read More »

  • Black on Pink
    CSPC: Macaron Redux Fabric Posted on March 16, 2011

    I’ve been working at least two weeks now on my macaron redux project.  Even though I’ve made the macaron dress before, I decided to make another muslin to perfect the fit as well as making it a bit more fitted in the bodice and waist since I’ve lost a few inches; plus I feel I have more… Read More »

  • IMG_0572
    Sunday Stash: Silk Organza Posted on March 14, 2011

    I’ve always loved the vintage patterns that include a matching coat and I’ve really only bought them for the dress (the coat was just a bonus).  But once I saw the Butterick 6048 pattern with the matching jacket it was a different story. I love the polka dot dress, but what makes it is the sheer overcoat… Read More »

  • IMG_1532
    Stormy Skies Dress Posted on March 10, 2011

    I’ve had a version of the Stormy dress hanging in my closet for a while, and it needed to be altered (long story short…).  So over the weekend I decided to jump right in again on this dress and finish it up.  What I thought would only take a day or so resulted in a five day… Read More »

  • Caledonia Front
    Caledonia Jumper: Front Completed Posted on March 8, 2011

    After much knitting, I was able to complete the front of the Caledonia Jumper over the weekend. I’ve been knitting so rigorously that my right arm is a bit sore. Well, my pseudo-injury is either from knitting or it’s that my new computer mouse isn’t agreeing with me. It’s hard to say for sure….  :)… Read More »

  • First Giveaway Winner Posted on March 4, 2011

    First and foremost, I want to thank everyone for contributing tons of really kind comments.  I wish I could give each of my new readers a prize, because you’re all so awesome. Being math-y, I put every one’s name into an excel file and randomized you all, so if you had multiple entries you’d be… Read More »