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14 February, 2012



13 February, 2012

  • 09:29 PM

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    apiary added the project Wax print cotton sundress.
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    I’ve moved to a new city, and most of the fabric I’m used to using I can no longer find, but I can find lovely hand-printed cottons. They’re everywhere and they’re gorgeous.

    I decided to make a…

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29 January, 2012



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27 January, 2012

  • 11:15 PM

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    apiary commented on the project Fancier than Casual

    It’s a perfect last minute dress, amazing job!

  • 11:02 PM

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    apiary added the project I made a shirt! with polka dots!
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    For some reason I’ve always been afraid of shirts. I think it might be the button holes. Anyway, I decided to try my hand at a simple shirt. It has side bust darts, a stand collar, a fold over fron…

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  • 10:44 PM

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    apiary added the project Black eyelet Paper-bag-ish skirt
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    I wanted a skirt that was super high waisted and a lot of fun, so I made one. Made of a fancy black cotton eyelet and lined in black cotton. Closes with an invisible zipper on the left side, hem is…

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  • 09:57 PM

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    apiary added the project Wax Print Cotton Mini-Skirt
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    Very simple mini skirt, two rectangles and I just made two open pleats on the front and two on the back. There’s some in-seam side pockets and a zip up the back. The hem is hand stitched for an inv…

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7 December, 2011



1 December, 2011

  • 03:53 PM

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    apiary added the project Holiday Hostess Dress
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    I wanted to make a 40’s inspired dress with a twist. The back of the collar breaks into points. The collar’s gold fabric is a silk/cotton satin and the body of the dress is a vintage black wool sui…

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30 November, 2011



29 November, 2011

  • 04:56 PM

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    apiary added the project Upcycled Jacket
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    I made a jacket out of a vintage wrap skirt. I loved the print, and knew that it had limited wearability as a giant wrap skirt, so a jacket it is!

    the seams are all finished in hand cut/pressed…

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1 October, 2011

  • 01:41 PM

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    apiary commented on the project A little lake date dress

    Thank you! I’ve been wearing it a lot and it really is comfortable. Just a nice day dress.



29 September, 2011

  • 07:31 PM

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    apiary added the project A little lake date dress
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    based on the coffee date dress pattern, I changed the bust darts, removed the ruffle and used a really cute printed cotton.

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7 September, 2011

  • 07:49 PM

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    apiary commented on the project Sea Power Skirt

    Perfect use of fabric. Also really good job with the gathers, it’s super even and fancy!



9 June, 2011

  • 04:59 PM

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    apiary added the project Plaid Track Dolman jacket
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    I used a pattern block from an old Anorak pattern, altered it by cropping it and adding big open pleats on the front and back.

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14 February, 2011

  • 07:25 PM

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    apiary commented on the project Valentines Pin Up Bra

    Thank you!

  • 07:25 PM

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    apiary commented on the project Valentines Pin Up Bra

    yay that 20+hours is definitely a problem. No undies for now.

    Maybe if the bra is ever used for a performance.

  • 07:24 PM

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    apiary commented on the project Valentines Pin Up Bra

    no worries there. He thinks it’s hilarious/sexy.

    Perfect!

  • 07:22 PM

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    apiary commented on the project Green Circles Party Dress

    I was so excited when I found it. I’m glad you like it.

  • 07:22 PM

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    apiary commented on the project Green Circles Party Dress

    It’s actually for a friend, but thank you!

  • 02:14 PM

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    apiary added the project Green Circles Party Dress
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    Spring is coming!

    I made a strapless party dress out of the most spring like fabric I had. Cool green stripes, with burntout circles, everywhere!

    I lined it in cotton, and boned the bodice. …

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  • 01:56 PM

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    apiary added the project Valentines Pin Up Bra
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    For valentines this year I want to get my sweetheart something unique and cheesy. The local dollar store was stocking bags of 350 fake rose petals, some nice pink ribbon, and glitter stick on lette…

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4 January, 2011



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14 November, 2010

  • 04:18 PM

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    apiary added the project Bat Wing Swater with cut-out Lace Sleeves
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    This is a simple batwing shirt pattern that I modified with style lines.

    I’ve already made three of these with different fabrics, but this one is my favourite.

    It’s a black acrylic sweater …

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