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Archive for July, 2011

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    Florida Fashions from Spring 1952 Posted on July 27, 2011

    Hey guys!  Check out what I’ve got to share with you today! Back in May I went on a flea market trip this year with my mom where I found some lovely vintage catalogs. During my lunch break, I was finally able to scan the Florida Fashions from 1952 for you all.  Since there were a lot of pages… Read More »

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    Crepe Stabilization Posted on July 21, 2011

    I spent a whole evening on stabilizing my seams on the Crepe Dress, following along with Gertie’s Sew-Along Post #8. I used Kenneth King’s Stabilization method on the Crepe Sweetheart neckline, just as Gertie had suggested.  I’m pretty familiar with this method from all of my research from stabilizing the Macaron seams. It’s pretty dark… Read More »

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    DIY Clothing Buttons Posted on July 20, 2011

    Okay, this is way too cool, I have to share it with you guys! Did you know you can make your own buttons from Shrink Plastic?!  Truth be told, I’ve never heard of this magical substance called ‘shrink plastic’ till now, either. The blog Scissors.Paper.Wok posted up a tutorial on how to make your own clothing  buttons…. Read More »

  • WindowPane Cardigan
    WindowPane Cardigan Posted on July 20, 2011

    I know its the middle of summer and no one wants to knit a cardigan right now but bear with me for a sec…. I was recently upgraded to an office at work and it’s right near the computer server room, which means the air conditioning is ALWAYS on.  In my work area, I am always chilly and… Read More »

  • Swing Jacket
    Knitted Cropped Jacket Posted on July 19, 2011

    Back in May, I wrote a post titled “Learning through Classes” which was about how I’m going to be taking my first knitting class in August at Stitches Midwest with Jean Frost.  Well, it’s technically not a knitting class, but it’s a class for knitters on how to line a knitted jacket, Chanel style.  I’m… Read More »

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    Revisiting the Crepe Dress Posted on July 18, 2011

    After going in for my fourth doctor’s visit this past Saturday, I am relieved to say that I’m starting to feel like myself again.  I’m still swollen and taking pain medication, but the pain isn’t as debilitating as it was throughout the week.  Long story short, I am fighting an infection that is most likely… Read More »

  • Pointed Rib Twin Set
    Pointed Rib Twin Set Posted on July 15, 2011

    I thought I’d post up a new, vintage knitting patten today because I feel like it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted up a free vintage knitting pattern for you gals.  This is the Pointed Rib Twin Set from the January 1953 edition of Stitchcraft. Pattern pdf download: Pointed Rib Twin Set In reading… Read More »

  • Back Bodice Applique Seam
    Completed Applique Seams and Darts Posted on July 13, 2011

    I was looking back over a few of my ‘Macaron Redux’ related posts and realized I never put any pictures up yet of my finished applique seams. This is the bodice back, all sewn up. I finished hand stitching down all of the floral motifs to complete the horizontal seam.  Additionally, I finished sewing up… Read More »

  • Completed Shoulder Seams
    Shoulder Seams Posted on July 12, 2011

    My ‘macaron redux’ dress is officially starting to take shape and look like an actual bodice. I managed to sew the shoulder seams this evening.  These little seams really should have only taken me 30 minutes (tops) to sew up ended up taking a few hours.  Darn this mouth surgery!  It’s making things very difficult… Read More »

  • A Post-Surgical Intermission Posted on July 11, 2011

    Sorry for the lack of blog posts for Friday and today, Monday. I had my last 2 wisdom teeth removed on Thursday morning, and have been under the weather ever since.  Felix loves to document just about everything and has taken probably the worst photo of me to date.  This was taken while I was… Read More »