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Archive for March, 2012

  • Venting/Complaining Posted on March 30, 2012

    This week has been the toughest sewing week ever, without a doubt.  I’ve been dutifully sewing muslin after muslin for this dress: And every manner of things have gone wrong.  While I love this pattern and the fabric, they’re both pain in the butts!  As I briefly relayed my qualms about the sharp angles on… Read More »

  • Bias-Knit Sweater Pattern Posted on March 30, 2012

    Hey guys!  I’m going to keep this post short and sweet since I’m on the run to leave for work. Today’s freebie knitting pattern is from the Woman’s Day publication in 1950 titled:  To Knit and Wear. Click on the link to download this pattern as a pdf: Bias Knit Sweater. Click here to add this pattern to… Read More »

  • I caved in… Posted on March 27, 2012

    I know one thing I don’t need more of is patterns… See!! This is two shelves out of three total that I have filled with patterns. But I couldn’t help buying some new patterns at the low price of $3.88; some of which were originally $15.  It was a deal I couldn’t pass up…as you… Read More »

  • Sewing Buddies Posted on March 26, 2012

    I’ve been sewing up muslins for the Quaker Oats dress with the polka-dot fabric, and it’s been going pretty rough.  I’ve made 2 different muslins and the sewing along with fitting the dress has been very challenging.  I really had no idea it was going to be so hard!  There are 3 90 degree angles… Read More »

  • Lacey Sweater Blouse Pattern Posted on March 23, 2012

    Today’s knitted pattern comes from To Knit and Wear published by Women’s Day in 1950. There are a bunch of great sweaters in this publication, but I had a hard time justifying posting up sweaters when Spring is so near. Click the following link to download the free vintage pattern as a pdf: Lacey Sweater Blouse… Read More »

  • Hey Guys, I just wanted to make a quick post today as I’m getting ready to run out the door to work. I don’t think it comes as much of a surprise to you, but the taupish polka dot fabric was the clear winner which will be made in my Quaker Oats Pattern (by McCalls):… Read More »

  • Once again I find myself in need of your expertise!  I’m hoping you can help me decide on my next sewing project with your votes.  And yes, by having your vote, I’ll be sewing up the winning combination. In 2 week’s time, I need to have a creation made for the Sew Weekly Challenge of Stash Busting.  But… Read More »

  • First Springtime Blouse Posted on March 19, 2012

    I’m happy to report that I’ve completed my blouse after that horrible day 2 weeks ago, with collar and all. This is my first go at the New Look 6808 pattern.  I had made a muslin, but didn’t make a second muslin to check my corrections.  So this blouse is kinda my very-wearable muslin. I… Read More »

  • Knitting Pattern: 50’s Ribbed Shrug Posted on March 16, 2012

    Today’s free knitting pattern comes from the Knit It Yourself booklet I snagged from an antique mall while I was in Florida.  Click the following link to download the free pattern as a pdf: 50s Ribbed Shrug Pattern. I think one of the best things about this shrug is the directions!  Seriously, there’s only 5 steps to this… Read More »

  • I’ve mentioned it sporadically, but I love pinterest and have tons of pins and favorites since it’s my ONE source for housing inspirational images (besides having a few magazine pages torn out and stored on random bookshelves). So it came as a surprise that when I was digging a bit deeper into an image or… Read More »