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Posts from the ‘Sewing’ Category

  • Dreaming of Nightgowns & Loungewear Posted on July 23, 2014

    Since I’m off living at my mom’s (since July 3rd), I have no access to my sewing machine.  This means I get to dream of what could be… namely swishing around my finished house in 1940′s styled, silk beach pajamas.  Doesn’t that sound just lovely?! In my efforts to build up my vintage wardrobe, one… Read More »

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    Getting over Sewing/Knitting Fears Posted on June 26, 2014

    This idea for a blog post has been ruminating in my brain for quite some time – not to mention coming up as a frequent topic when chatting with other bloggers.  It’s time to peel back the layers and have an honest chat about what we’re so afraid of. Why are there certain things we’re… Read More »

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    Sewing Once Again Posted on April 17, 2014

    Quite a bit has happened over the last two weeks: I found out I have (early) tendinitis from working on my house too much Dr. injected me with cortisone in my joint to fix the tendinitis (mega *ouch*) Resulted in me not being able to use my right hand (dominant hand) for like… days &… Read More »

  • Itching to Sew Posted on March 31, 2014

    I haven’t sewn one single stitch since last November.  With spring nearing, I’m really itching to sew something new. But what’s a girl to do when her house is in complete disarray?? To add insult to injury, I’m meeting up with several Chicago gals for a fabric shopping expedition this coming Sunday.  And you just… Read More »

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    Top 5 of 2013 Posted on January 13, 2014

    How good it feels to be sitting down at my computer, blogging again. I’ve had such a busy December and then I started the new year by being sick.  Ugh!  I posted my favorites from 2012 and I wanted to recap what I achieved last year and set some goals for the upcoming one. Looking… Read More »

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    Completed: The Picnic Dress Posted on October 21, 2013

    This dress post has been a long time coming, but I finally managed to go out and take some photos of the completed Picnic Dress this past weekend. Yes… indeed it was a bit chilly outside but not terrible; it got up to 60 degrees today. Before I delve in too far to the details,… Read More »

  • Anna in Chambray
    A Maxi Anna in Chambray Posted on October 14, 2013

    So… you remember how I was not so thrilled with the chambray fabric I used on my Hawthorn Dress??  Well… I found some more chambray that was both thinner and cheaper (in cost) and I’m liking it a bit more now. I liked it so much more that I bought the same fabric in two… Read More »

  • Scalloped Bodice Dress

    Well… I finished it.  :) On Sunday late afternoon, I finished hemming this dress and was somehow able to get outside with just enough light to take these photos for the Monday deadline. I’ve had this cotton checkered print in my stash for quite some time.  It’s a great fabric, but this project kept getting… Read More »

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    The Aeroplane Blouse Posted on September 9, 2013

    After I purchased some fun Michael Miller quilting cotton for the picnic dress, I quickly realized what fun garments they can become.  More on this in a sec as I explain from the beginning. I am always lusting over new-vintage clothing and one of my favorite vintage repro companies is Jitterbuggin.  They have THE cutest… Read More »

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    I’m Falling for Cotton Posted on September 6, 2013

    With the impending change of seasons, I always get that itch to plan and start new projects.  The weather in Chicago is still pretty hot and summery, but for some reason I’m already having that nagging thought in the back of my head to plan out my fall wardrobe. Part of this has been spurred… Read More »