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Posts from the ‘Sewing’ Category

  • Banksia Top

    After just making 1 Renfrew top & learning how to sew with knits, I’m totally pumped up to beef up my wardrobe with a whole slew of comfy knit dresses, tops, and skirts. I have a whole swirl of ideas in my head – so I figured, why not share them up here?!  Get my… Read More »

  • Renfrew Tops
    Sewing With Knits Posted on August 25, 2014

    A couple weekends ago, Tres Bien Michelle & I got together with Professor Meg the Grand to get over our fear of sewing with knits. My sewing & knitting fears are dwindling fast peeps! My scaredy-cat list: Colorwork Sock Knitting Sewing with Knits Using Power Tools – primarily saws & blades of any sort All… Read More »

  • Hollywood 1103 Dress
    A Perfect 1940′s Dress Posted on August 7, 2014

    Perfect – as in the perfect design.  Not that my dress is perfect… not yet anyways. Recently, I bought Hollywood Pattern 1103. It’s everything I want in an easy, breasy summer dress: cut on sleeves, tie waist, swingy skirt, shoulder gathers (no darts) & a matching bolero to boot!  What’s not to love?! I just… Read More »

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    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 »

  • Victory Swatch
    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 »

  • Macaron Redux
    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 »

  • Picnic Dress
    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 »