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Posts from the ‘Sewing’ Category

  • FairIsleAcrossTheYoke_full1_small2
    Fall Sewing & Knitting Plans Posted on September 12, 2014

    It feels so wrong to be starting to think about fall sewing & knitting plans right now.  Chicago summer has been pretty chilly on the whole this year.  Don’t get me wrong – I’ve LOVED it. But I also feel like I haven’t quite spent my summer doing “summery” things.  As fall is approaching, I’m… Read More »

  • Floral & Striped Knit Dress
    A Floral & Striped Knit Dress Posted on September 10, 2014

    Here it is… my first(ish) knit dress, Vogue 8728. I absolutely love this dress and it’s fabric oohh soo much. I snagged this floral & stripe fabric from Emma One Sock a couple months ago for a pretty penny.  I shudder to tell you that I spent $54 on this fabric… imported from Italy.  Luckily,… Read More »

  • Kimono Style Bathrobe
    A Feminine Kimono-Styled Robe Posted on September 8, 2014

    I have a *thing* where if I don’t take pictures for the blog – then I can’t wear my completed garment.  It’s silly, but it’s supposed to be my motivation to take final pictures of my makes.  Sadly, I made this kimono robe at the beginning of the summer and it has yet to be… Read More »

  • 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 »