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Archive for August, 2011

  • Small Vintage Fitting Resource Posted on August 31, 2011

    I came across this document as I was searching about yoke fit and thought I’d share it with you guys.  It appears that its an online pdf of a vintage dressmaking book, that was posted online from the University of Wisconsin-Madison library. I was trying to backtrack the link to find the whole publication, but… Read More »

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    Fitting a Yoke Waistband Posted on August 31, 2011

    Hey guys!  I’m starting to work on a muslin(s) for my fall wardrobe so I decided to show you my progress and thoughts for fitting a ‘basic’ yoke-waisted skirt since you guys mentioned wanting more posts about fitting. First of all, I’m in love with this Free!! Burda pattern from the book Twinkle Sews: It’s the first project I’m working on… Read More »

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    Lining a’ la Chanel: In Review Posted on August 30, 2011

    Well, I did it!  I went to my first knitting class during Stitches Midwest and it went great.  I built up this class a lot, stress-wise, and I’m happy to report that it was all for nothing.  Everyone was very nice and supportive, and it was a great atmosphere where we were all coming together… Read More »

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    Eye Candy and A Bit of Radio Silence Posted on August 24, 2011

    Hey guys!  Sorry for being so quiet this week on zilredloh.  I’ve been knitting up a storm, and when I’m not knitting I’m working late at my day job. During my hunt for images to include on my inspiration board for this fall, I came to realize I’ve been lacking a central source to house my images.  Some… Read More »

  • Basic Vintage Cardigan
    Free Pattern: Basic Vintage Cardi Posted on August 19, 2011

    Hey peeps!  I have a new, free knitting pattern for you today which I hope you will all love. It’s a basic, vintage cardigan with a low v-neck that can be paired with all of your new (or existing) clothes for the fall and winter. Here’s the pdf for you all to download: Basic Vintage Cardigan. It’s… Read More »

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    Thoughtful Planning: Fall Wardrobe WIP Posted on August 17, 2011

    I’ve been knee-deep in my fall wardrobe planning for the past week or so and lovin’ every second of it.  Around 2 weeks ago, I was reading on several other blogs about how people were figuring out their own fall sewing/knitting projects and I thought they were going mad, since it’s still in the 80’s in Chicago.  Up until… Read More »

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    More Bunnies Posted on August 16, 2011

    While I love to chat and post about my sewing and knitting expeditions, I was thinking over the weekend that there is a serious lack of bunnies here on zilredloh. Don’t you agree?!  :) The only other bun-owner/blogger that I know of is the lovely, Casey of Elegant Musings.  Her buddy’s name is Mr. Freckles. … Read More »

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    Cropped Jacket Fitting Posted on August 15, 2011

    I’ve been hard at work trying to knit up this little cropped jacket in time for my knitting/Chanel lining class which is in 1 and a half weeks from today.  I think I’ll be okay, but there’s still a lot of work to be done on it. I basted the shell of the jacket back with both… Read More »

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    My Rosy Briar Rose Posted on August 9, 2011

    I ended last week with one of my sewing fails, and I thought what better way to start this week than with one of my knitting wins: my rosy, Briar Rose Jumper. For the record, I did manage to find 3 perfect, white buttons that match the trim on my Briar Rose Jumper from my button… Read More »

  • Thoughts from Yesterday:  Thanks everyone for sharing your own sewing conundrums and for your kind, helpful words about my crepe fail.  Since several of you have expressed an interrest in seeing more of my muslins and how to correct mistakes (knitting or sewing), I’m going to try and show more progress shots, not just the finished product.  Sound good,… Read More »