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elainemay

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15 August, 2011



4 August, 2010

  • 06:32 PM

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    elainemay commented on the project Plaid Pants Into Plaid Hat

    Thanks! Sorry, I did forget to mention that. I didn’t use cardboard- I used a very heavy interfacing called Flexiform. It’s about the thickness of craft felt, but stuff. It’s not ideal; I’ve found…

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    elainemay added the project Plaid Pants Into Plaid Hat
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    A cap refashioned from a pair of plaid pants with a rainbow-ish lining inside. The pattern is from a Japanese hat pattern book which unfortunately does not have an English title. For more info abou…

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30 June, 2010

  • 04:23 PM

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    elainemay added the project Pants-with-a-Bow
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    Self-drafted pant with wide waistband, slightly flared legs, and side sashes that can be tied into a big, floppy bow. These are made of a drape crepe-like wool in a stone beige color. Check out "th…

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21 June, 2010

  • 12:53 PM

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    elainemay added the project Drama Queen Jacket
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    I made this dramatic jacket from McCall 5478 with some modifications. The fabric is a leopard print matte duchesse satin, lined in a silvery teal rayon. It closes with two self-fabric buttons. It h…

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11 April, 2010

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    elainemay added the project Key Lime Trench
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    Yay for new spring jackets! I made this trench using McCall’s 5525, and I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to wear it. The fabric is Amy Butler’s Full Moon Polka Dot in Lime, fully underlined with…

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2 March, 2010

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    elainemay commented on the article Basic Sloper Patterns: Priceless

    Errr… not to be a killjoy, but I believe the pattern for “Basic Long Sleeve Top” (the last one listed) is actually from PatternMaker, which I would assume means it’s copyrighted and shouldn’t be …



3 February, 2010

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    elainemay commented on the project Jeans that fit!

    Thanks! Hahah, it’s never too cold for an outdoor photo shoot! It was, however, too dark for one :)

  • 09:00 PM

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    elainemay added the project Jeans that fit!
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    I hate shopping for jeans because I can never find a pair that fits my short, short legs! (Kids jeans don’t work because I am kid-sized but not kid-shaped.) Enter the wonderful and wildly popular…

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30 January, 2010

  • 11:02 PM

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    elainemay added the project Ballet Skirt for Grown-ups
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    A ballet wrap skirt is super easy to make, but it’s taken me quite a lot of trial and error to find the right flattering shape that looks polished and pretty for class, but not frou-frou and little…

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24 January, 2010

  • 02:27 AM

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    elainemay commented on the project The Dress I've Been Coveting

    Thanks! The fabric is from Mood in New York and I believe I paid $18/yard. If you don’t live nearby, you may be able to call them and have them ship it. Denver Fabrics sometimes has wool doublek…



23 January, 2010

  • 08:35 PM

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    elainemay added the project The Dress I've Been Coveting
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    I’ve always wanted a sleek, basic, black wrap dress, but ready-to-wear options never work on my figure. I sewed this up in wool doubleknit using a pattern adapted from Vogue 8379, surely one of the…

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18 December, 2009

  • 12:10 AM

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    elainemay commented on the article Goodbye BurdaStyle

    What a wonderful job you’ve done- and how difficult it must be to have to leave your BurdaStyle family in NY! I wish you much success and happiness in whatever comes next— and viel Glück in Berlin!



17 December, 2009

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    elainemay posted a message on barbaraagatha's wall

    hi barbara.agatha! i saw your message about the silk top— i would say it probably depends how wide your silk is. often silk is only 35" wide, rather than 45" or 60" like other fabrics. I’d say …



9 December, 2009

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    elainemay commented on the project Messenger Bag

    Ooh, this is wonderful! I love the choice of corduroy and the topstitching. And it’s definitely not plain :)



8 December, 2009

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    elainemay commented on the project Kiki

    awww, this is adorable. and how great would it be in moss green? unfortunately i’m one of those rare people on whom an empire waist is NOT flattering. but still, nice job, BS!

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    elainemay commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Certificate from Sawyer Brook Fabrics!

    I love any color that is rich and saturated without being bright— teal, deep olive, crimson, plum. I would love to wear bright yellow on occasion, but it’s all wrong with my skin tone.



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1 December, 2009



26 November, 2009

  • 04:41 PM

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    elainemay added the project The Minimalist Cowl
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    This is a simple top that I whipped up- a big cowl collar on a fitted sleeveless top. I love sleeveless turtlenecks! I used some leftover black double knit from my English Tutor dress. I’ve made …

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25 November, 2009



20 November, 2009

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    elainemay added the project English Tutor Dress
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    I made this dress using the pattern for Simplicity 2473 as the basis. It’s inspired by the L’Wren Scott Headmistress Dress (but cost me $2850 less!). I drafted a sleeve, collar, and cuff and added…

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