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Archive for June, 2011

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    Macaron Redux (mini) Roadblock Posted on June 30, 2011

    Instead of sewing up the applique seam for the bodice back piece on my Macaron Redux, I decided to work on the front bodice pieces over the weekend. Since I think I’m a slow sewer, I wanted to wait to sew up both the back and front applique seams all at once, for efficiency. After aligning and cutting… Read More »

  • Aqua Waves Pattern Errata Posted on June 28, 2011

    Hey folks! In working on the Aqua Waves pattern I previously posted, I found an error while I was knitting this in the round. I’ve updated my original post to include some notes of the pattern change.  But I just wanted to send out an additional blog update alerting you to this edit. So if any of you happened… Read More »

  • Final Pinned Applique Seam

    I bet you’re as surprised as I am, that I can make a whole post out of prepping an applique seam.  You are, aren’t you!?! In my prior blog post about cutting out lace fabric for an applique seam and underlining it, I only got as far as completing the back yolk piece.  Over the next day things… Read More »

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    Macaron Redux Revisited Posted on June 22, 2011

    As I sat down over the weekend to list out all of the projects I have ‘outstanding’ on my chairs and various places in the apartment, this project is the one I’m currently most excited by: my Macaron Redux dress.  This has been a project that has been sitting for quite some time, and felt like… Read More »

  • Dining Room Table or Sewing Table
    Sewing Room vs. Dining Room Posted on June 20, 2011

    Hey peeps!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend and had a happy father’s day.  I was able to share my father’s day this year with my step-dad, Bob.  I know divorces are rough on everyone, but I do have to say, I feel incredibly lucky that I’ve gained an additional, loving father out of… Read More »

  • Aqua-Waves-Lace-Yolk-Jumper
    Aqua Waves Jumper Pattern Posted on June 15, 2011

    Since I’ve cast off my Briar Rose Jumper, my knitting needles are now freed up to start a new project.  While I have amassed lots of vintage Stitchcraft magazines and patterns, I still wanted to retain my original focus and knit up this fresh, spring jumper I’m dubbing the “Aqua Waves” Jumper.  Download the free pdf pattern here: Aqua… Read More »

  • Briar Blocking
    My weekend and Blocking Briar Rose Posted on June 13, 2011

    Hey guys, how was your weekend? Mine was a lot busier than I had planned, but in a good way. I spent all day Saturday helping a couple (Ben & Allison) paint their new house (inside).  It’s been at least 2 year since I’ve done any interior painting, and it was actually quite nice to… Read More »

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    Simplicity 4532: Finished Posted on June 10, 2011

    The erratic weather here in Chicago has kept me from venturing out to take pictures earlier.  First it was way too hot out to wear my skirt comfortably(90+ degrees) then it got all rainy and cold (50 degrees) not a day later.  Pure craziness. But I happily managed to go out during my lunch break… Read More »

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    I’ve Been “Gleed” Posted on June 9, 2011

    Yes, people; you heard me correctly.  I’ve been Glee-ified. I’ve heard all the hype about this show since it came on television, and I’ve intentionally stayed away for that reason.  Since my early teens I’ve rebelled against most things mainstream, mainly because I didn’t want to become one of the masses.  For example I’ve shyed away from (but not… Read More »

  • Umbrella
    Simplicity 4532: Umbrella Applique Posted on June 6, 2011

    Most, if not all weekend I spent working on my circle skirt and applique.  Truth be told, I really had no idea how time consuming applique is.  Did you guys?! I think I spent at least 2-3 hours machine stitching all of my raindrops onto my skirt… but more on that part later. So I… Read More »