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The Waitress Dress – M7084

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Since sewing Mike’s Negroni shirt (and finally figuring out buttonholes, yay!) I’ve been on a kick to sew more shirts. So I thought I’d use all those neat techniques I learned with the Negroni and apply them to McCalls 7084 shirt dress pattern. I had just a small yardage of those beautiful riley Blake fabrics bought […]

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Simplicity 1607

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I have something rare to share with you today. A photo of a garment I finished without me in it. You can see where this is going, right? I finished this lovely Cynthia Rowley Simplicity pattern only to find out I made it too small. It fit me through all of the fittings, but as […]

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Vogue 8996 Summer Dress

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This dress has been sitting finished but unworn in my closet for a while. I did it on a whim sometime in October, when it was already too cold to wear something so summery. So, I’ve only worn it for the pictures you see here, but I love it. I think the fit was pretty spot […]

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Two Neptune Shirts

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Another sewing with knits post! Ah, seriously guys, they are so great to sew with! I bought the Neptune Tee pattern because I loved those triangle cut outs. I cut two in two different type of knits, and they were no issue to put together. The collar is kind of tricky to get it right, I […]

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The Pink Cardi That Almost Made It

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Okay, don’t be fooled by the cute picture, but this jacket ended up not turning up how I wanted! I won’t call it a total failure, but the collar ended up pretty messy, no matter how many times I tried to put it together. This was originally supposed to be a gift, but I just couldn’t […]

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Another Charlotte Pencil Skirt

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Yes, I made another Charlotte skirt! It’s my third one (see the first one and the second one), and this time I didn’t take any length off the skirt, and just sewed as the pattern had it, so it’s actually much longer than my usual skirts. I thought it would be fun to try something a […]

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McCalls 6886 T-Shirt Dress

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This was a quick and easy project I tackled over the Thanksgiving break (I know , I’m still catching up with blogging!). Since I’ve started sewing with knits, I have been pretty excited about making some basics for my wardrobe. And I definitely didn’t have a t-shirt dress in my wardrobe anymore. Since this fabric was thick, […]

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A Christmas Negroni

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This past year I made Michael a shirt for his birthday, a nice basic short-sleeved shirt made with a dark gray shirting fabric. It was my first time sewing clothing for him, and I really enjoyed the experience. Turns out sewing men’s clothing is actually a pretty good learning experience! So I really wanted to […]

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2014 End of Year Recap

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Sewing Let’s start this 2014 recap with the reason for this little blog’s existence! Sewing! Oh yes, 2014 you have been good to me and my sewing machine! I feel like I finally reached a level of confidence and proficiency with the machine that helped me sew some great things. I look back at all […]

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Halloween 2014 – Haunted Mansion

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Disney’s Haunted Mansion is turning 45 this year, so of course I wanted to honor my favorite ride by dressing up as one of its cast members this Halloween (here are some of the photos I used as reference). And I am super excited to share it with you! This is a long time in […]

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