Monthly Archives: June 2016

WIP Week: Growing Enchantress

This one has been haunting the blog for a few years and was going to get finished, but my GCC stared and it got bumped back, again.  It’s growing…slowly. Advertisements

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WIP Week: OAL2016 Crocheted Top

  Here’s my OAL top the Ada Lacy Shell Top by Vicky Chan, well the yoke at least.  It’s a little baggy in the back.  Probably because the increases as written in the pattern are uniform front and back. Despite … Continue reading

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WIP Week: Color Trouble

Sorry I missed my Thursday post.  My husband and I celebrated our tenth anniversary with a weekend trip to Boston.  I’ll share more on that soon, but for now I’ll be making up for it with extra posts this week. … Continue reading

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OAL2016 Plans and Excuses 2

Crocheted garments often look like crap.  That old blocky, bulky shapeless look?  No thanks.  I will totally rock some granny wear (I’ve made about 20 shawls), but tops need to work with the curves of my plus-sized hourglass.  Even sewn garments … Continue reading

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OAL2016 Plans and Excuses 1

Participating in the 2016 Outfit Along is totally an excuse to sew me things when I’m on a garment sewing hiatus.  The Hollyburn skirt has been on my wishlist (aka Handmade Wardrobe Ideas Pinterest Board) roughly since the time I … Continue reading

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MMMay2016: Final Days

We made it.  A few dresses and a skirt which are still waiting to be mended haven’t shown up along with a dressy skirt, a formal dress and possibly some of my winter me mades.  Maybe me made January could be helpful for … Continue reading

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WIP Week: Spreading Vines

Travelling has made this tablecloth very wrinkled, but allowed stitching to happen too.  Perhaps one of the smaller vintage linens would have been a better project choice, but I work on what calls to me.

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