So many costumes

So many costumes
October 31, 2007
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Halloween is one of my favorite events of the year. I usually have so much fun planning, organizing and sewing our costumes. This year was different since we did a lot of brainstorming but couldn’t come to a consensus for a family theme. Brainstorming costume designs I really wanted to be Princess Fiona but had trouble talking the boys into …MORE…


So many costumes

So many costumes
October 31, 2007
Uncategorized

Halloween is one of my favorite events of the year. I usually have so much fun planning, organizing and sewing our costumes. This year was different since we did a lot of brainstorming but couldn’t come to a consensus for a family theme. Brainstorming costume designs I really wanted to be Princess Fiona but had trouble talking the boys into …MORE…


Pant shape study

Pant shape study
September 21, 2007
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Pin the tail on the pant shape. Here are three recommended outfits for my figure type, the hourglass. I have major issues with outfit #1 since that is exactly the silhouette I want to avoid. The pants are so wrong with the little pleats in front and slightly tapered legs. If I wore this ensemble it would be a walking …MORE…


Pant shape study

Pant shape study
September 21, 2007
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Pin the tail on the pant shape. Here are three recommended outfits for my figure type, the hourglass. I have major issues with outfit #1 since that is exactly the silhouette I want to avoid. The pants are so wrong with the little pleats in front and slightly tapered legs. If I wore this ensemble it would be a walking …MORE…


Pant shape study

Pant shape study
September 21, 2007
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Pin the tail on the pant shape. Here are three recommended outfits for my figure type, the hourglass. I have major issues with outfit #1 since that is exactly the silhouette I want to avoid. The pants are so wrong with the little pleats in front and slightly tapered legs. If I wore this ensemble it would be a walking …MORE…


Ubercool trench -fall 2007

Ubercool trench -fall 2007
September 11, 2007
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The season of the trenchcoat is upon us. For some reason, this year seems to stand out in my mind as the year to finally breakdown and make one. Two sewalongs could be part of the reason. One sewalong has been going on in a Yahoo group for a while but I just found it tonight thanks to Vonne. Another …MORE…


Redrafted top -added underbust band

Redrafted top -added underbust band
August 12, 2007
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Simplicity 4589 -Scooped or squared neckline tops in 6 views which pullover (no zipper in any view) and call for lightweight fabric such as laundered cotton, challis, crepe back satin, jacquared, laundered silk, rayon, gauze, double georgette, soft lightweight linen and linen blends. I chose view A, size 14 to make a muslin. This view is really the same as …MORE…


Carving out a deeper V

Carving out a deeper V
July 21, 2007
Pattern Reviews

Kwik Sew 3115: I made this top last year and thought the v-neck was too high. Pulling it back out this year was a good thing as I’ve learned enough to deepen the v with some confidence. I deepened the v-neck by holding up the pattern to my new dressform and determining the desired depth, then I calculated how much …MORE…


Slinky top

Slinky top
July 13, 2007
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Out of Print pattern includes hooded jacket, pullover top, halter top, pull-on pants and skull cap. I chose View B pullover top but have my eye on the jacket I like the high armsyce in this top especially. No gaping in the front armhole! The dart is supposed to be sewn downward but I flipped it up. So, this is …MORE…


Button-front straight skirt

Button-front straight skirt
July 11, 2007
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Skirt A has front button closure, topstitched waistband and carriers. Pattern suggests Cotton Blends, Poplin, Gabardine, Lightweight Linen, Damask, Denim. I like the styling of the button-front straight skirts (pencil skirts?) I’ve seen around lately. The bonus is this skirt hem. It hits at the perfect spot so no need to take it up. I only wish they would specify …MORE…