Tag Archives: #OAL2016

Adventures in Garment Sewing

Just under the wire.  That’s were this skirt is sliding in. But it was well worth it.  The Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt is the official sewn item for the 2016 Outfit Along  and was well chosen.  I felt I learned a lot … Continue reading

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Greeting Ada

Hiya!  Does it seem like this has been a particularly bad year for illnesses?  This year may have seen more sick days than all the prior years of my life combined.  Not all of them are mine, but far too … Continue reading

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OAL Update

Ada is coming along.   A decision about whether to add the final three rows or not is all that’s left.   The pattern is nice and simple, but not really shaped for a curvy figure.  I made so many fitting alterations … Continue reading

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All in a Day’s Work

My sewing room got a visit from me last Thursday.  Just long enough to turn some quilt block sandwiches into potholders, finishing up a project from the last week in April or maybe the first week in May.  The sewing … Continue reading

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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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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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