Category Archives: Sewing

Almost There

The simplicity of indie patterns sometimes lulls me into a false sense of security.  Not because they are simplistic, but just because I expect a pattern or pattern variations that go together.  Simplicity 1692 is not like that.  Views A … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Fabrics

Found these lovelies at a local Salvation army after a drop off. The tiny rosebuds has a stain at one edge, which should be easy to cut around.  The only stain or problem in the bunch.  The largest is the … Continue reading

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Considering Style Elements: 10 Tips

You don’t need to define your style. You can refine your style instead. Copying a “style” may not get you where you need to be. It won’t tell you how to integrate more than one style. Instead, find what suits you, what makes you happy and what makes you feel good. Then practice putting those elements together to create your style. Continue reading

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I Put It Somewhere Safe

I’m 85% certain that if I just buy another copy and try to put it away I’ll find it waiting… Continue reading

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Renfaire Wear

We took the kids to their first Renaissance Festival and doing it up right we went in costume. A new shirt in a light cotton/linen blend from Jo Ann’s for each of my guys was in order and might be fit around the expected crazy. Something for me would take to much fitting time. Butterick 5656 to the rescue. Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New

This may be the last rainbow Rowan (Titchy Threads).  Last year’s Rowan (Titchy Threads) definitely saw its share of use.  It still sort of fits, but is faded, stained and pilling.  I’ve heard that this won’t be the first day … Continue reading

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The Beige Bra of Swimsuits: Ipswich Review

Disclaimer: All opinions stated in this post are my own. I have not received any type of compensation from anyone for making this project. Jenny Rushmore of Cashmerette is one of, if not my favorite, designer(s). What I’ve recently discovered … Continue reading

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