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1940s-Inspired Dress

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Earlier this year, I got really into Agent Carter, an ABC/Marvel tv show staring Hayley Atwell as the title character. The show is set in New York City post WWII, and has exquisite sets and costumes. And Hayley and the rest of the female cast is so breathtakingly beautiful in those 1940s fashions, I got […]

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Magenta Pleated Dress | New Look 6143

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I grabbed a sewing magazine the other day and fell completely in love with a pleated gray dress from Merick’s Art. I just had to have it! Merrick’s site had a tutorial of how she did it, but I love patterns, and I figured I must have something in my stash that would work out. […]

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Leopard Print Carolyn Pajamas

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A few months ago, I found this beautiful leopard print rayon challis at Hancock’s, on sale for a mere $3/yard. I knew straightaway what I was going to do with it: another Anna Dress. Rayon challis is just so soft and flowy, they are perfect for the Anna. But then the months passed, and that beautiful, […]

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An LBD at last | Georgia Dress

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Well, this one almost tipped me over back to my sewing funk, but it came through in the end, and now I absolutely love it. It’s my first try at the Georgia Dress from the ladies of by Hand London, and it came to be after months of drooling over some beautiful versions of this dress […]

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Tropical Skirt | Simplicity 1419 and Charlotte mash up

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This may come as a surprise, but I actually don’t have any patterns for big pleated skirts in my stash. But the other day I was looking for a quick and tried-and-true project to take my mind off my sewing funk (it happens to everyone), and I couldn’t find anything on my separates pattern stash […]

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Denim Peplum | Simplicity 1425

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Long time no blog! I’ve been kind of slow at sewing lately, I started a few projects that didn’t pan out and had to be scrapped, and that got me into a little bit of a funk, so I took a couple of weeks of to just relax, watch TV, and read. But I had […]

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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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