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Archive for October, 2011

  • Oh my! BurdaStyle Posted on October 31, 2011

    As I was catching up on my rss reader feeds and reading Annabellebumps’ lovely post about being featured in BurdaStyle’s Best of October projects.  I decided to click through her link to vote for her fab circle skirt (from Casey’s sew along) and my little heart did a big flutter upon seeing this: Mega *Gasp*! It’s me… Read More »

  • For you today, I have the ‘Lightning ZigZag Ribbed Jumper’ from the May 1942 edition of Stitchcraft. To download the free pdf pattern: Lightning Zig Zag Ribbed Jumper. Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites. I love this little beauty; it’s a perfect jumper to wear on its own or as a layer… Read More »

  • Flea Market Finds Posted on October 25, 2011

    The strangest thing happened on Sunday… My husband woke me up to go to the flea market instead of the other way around.  I’m not talking about who’s alarm went off first, I’m talking about me wanting to sleep in and my husband who now wanted to go to the flea. I’m still teasing him… Read More »

  • Stitchcraft Freebie: Cherry Ripe Jumper Posted on October 21, 2011

    I have the cutest little jumper pattern for you guys today, called Cherry Ripe from the 1942 Edition of Stitchcraft. To download the free pattern as a pdf click on the following link: Cherry Ripe Jumper Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites. Addendum:  A portion of the top corner… Read More »

  • You Know You’re Sewing Too Much When…. Posted on October 19, 2011

    …You run out of pins. On the table are 4 empty containers of pins; they each hold somewhere around 120 pins.  I have four on the table and another 2 or 3 empty containers in my sewing drawer, which makes for at least 700 pins in my sewing room/dining room stuck in projects.  (Eeeep!)  I ended up… Read More »

  • 40’s Classic Knitted Dress Posted on October 14, 2011

    Hello dear readers! A lot of you have left me such sweet comments on my Lady Grey Coat along with my first fall outfit and my tidbits on reinforcing for pencil skirts.  I usually like to respond to (nearly) every individual comment that’s left on my blog, but I’ve been a stretched a bit thin… Read More »

  • Last week Two weeks ago I posted up a tutorial on how to reinforce an inward corner, that would receive some stress and wear.  And as promised, today’s post will touch on some other areas you can stabilize/reinforce on your pencil skirts. To recap: The pattern I’m using is the Pencil Skirt with Godet by Burda: I generally like… Read More »

  • While these aren’t the first pieces I started sewing for the fall, they are the first (& second) completed ones at any rate. I’m quite embarrassed that I started sewing Burda’s High-Waisted Trousers as part of A Fashionable Stitch’s Trouser Sewalong back in February.  The only post I made regarding them was a quick tutorial about matching… Read More »

  • 40’s Striped Jumper Posted on October 6, 2011

    As promised, this week’s free knitting pattern comes from the Complete Guide to Modern Knitting and Crochet book that I featured last week. Several of you wanted this pattern, so I had to post it up for you all. Click on the link to download the free pdf pattern: 40’s Striped Jumper This is such a sweet little… Read More »

  • Baxter likes Fabric Posted on October 5, 2011

    My bun, Baxter likes fabric almost as much as I do… Sorry for the utter lack of blog posts this week… It’s now Wednesday and all I have to show for my work is a piece of fabric I was pressing, on my ironing board.  My evenings just seem to be getting shorter and shorter. … Read More »