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22 November, 2011



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8 November, 2011

  • 12:36 PM

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    gabcorb added the project Nautical Tracy Reese dress
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    This dress was made using Vogue 1158, a nice pretty recent Tracy Reese pattern.

    The bodice is lined, and in my version has piping around the neckline and sleeves which I pick stitched in place…

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5 October, 2011



4 October, 2011

  • 01:39 PM

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    gabcorb added the project Vena Cava dress on holidays
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    I made this “wearable muslin” dress using Vogue pattern #1228 by Vena Cava and a wild print fabric that reminded me of something from the 60s.

    I love kimono sleeves and interesting pleats, and …

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  • 01:26 PM

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    gabcorb added the project Vogue Anne Klein work pants
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    These are V1098 Anne Klein trousers made from a lightweight wool suiting fabric with a little stretch.

    V1098 is a great basic trouser pattern – boot leg cut, and no pockets so quite an unfussy …

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  • 01:07 PM

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    gabcorb commented on the project Happy blue party dress

    Thank you! My daughter didn’t think she liked the fabric, but once the trims were on she loved it – trims are apparently the way to a little girl’s heart!

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    gabcorb commented on the project Happy blue party dress

    Thanks Jane! I find pattern tracing pretty boring so am always glad to find a Burda pattern that can be transformed many ways… this one does seem to be a good all-rounder!

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    gabcorb commented on the project Donna Karan shirt dress

    Thanks Patti!

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    gabcorb commented on the project Donna Karan shirt dress

    Thanks Meg!

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    gabcorb commented on the project Donna Karan shirt dress

    Aw thanks! It’s actually a very flattering style though – seems to create curves in the right places and mask the unwanted ones :-)

  • 01:00 PM

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    gabcorb commented on the project Donna Karan shirt dress

    Thanks sewneenee. I am still waiting for Spring to really arrive so I can get to wear it to work!



23 September, 2011

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    gabcorb favorited the project 1930s Sailor Dress
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    gabcorb commented on the project 1930s Sailor Dress

    That is a gorgeous dress, and perfect on you! Looks like a fun photo location too :-)

  • 03:16 AM

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    gabcorb commented on the project The "Detachable Peplum" Dress

    That’s a lovely pretty dress. I’ve been looking at detachable peplums too -there are a few interesting patterns from around the 1940s that feature them!

  • 03:12 AM

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    gabcorb commented on the project Flora

    Oh I have this pattern – glad to hear the dress is straightforward to make, but it does end up looking very special nonetheless! Well done, it looks great on you.

  • 03:09 AM

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    gabcorb commented on the project Soft Fall Florals

    That’s a very sweet top, and I think I particularly like it worn not tucked in – that way you notice the shirring and the shape.
    Is that a knit fabric? I’ve never tried to do buttonholes in a knit!

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    gabcorb commented on the project Long sleeve stripey

    Thanks Patti – an easy project but still pretty satisfying!

  • 02:58 AM

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    gabcorb added the project Happy blue party dress
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    This is a little dress I whipped up for my daughter last weekend on a whim….she didn’t really need it….

    I based the dress on Burda magazine pattern 11/2010-151, as I already had this traced …

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  • 02:46 AM

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    gabcorb commented on the project Light Denim Pinafore

    Great to see version 2! Sometimes if version 1 doesn’t work out it can be very hard to make yourself go through it again….
    This looks like a really cute pinafore – nice topstitching there too!
    -G…

  • 01:38 AM

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    gabcorb added the project Donna Karan shirt dress
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    This is Vogue V1220, a Donna Karan pattern that’s recommended for hour-glass shapes but that seems to look pretty good on everyone judging by the reviews I’ve seen. I made this from a Japanese stre…

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  • 01:23 AM

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    gabcorb added the project Long sleeve stripey
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    A long sleeve stripey t-shirt inspired by the photo for Burda magazine pattern 106B-02/2011 but actually quite different…

    I’d bought this fabric to make my partner a top, but then realised I…

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  • 01:15 AM

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    gabcorb added the project Wearing a Square
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    This is my first project from the Pattern Magic 2 book.

    I used an interesting double layer Marc Jacobs jersey, and modified the “pattern” (this book doesn’t really give patterns as much, more l…

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2 July, 2011

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    gabcorb commented on the project Linen dress with leaves

    This fits you beautifully, and it looks to be flattering on. I was also going to say “can you line it?” but if not, I’d say definitely line the final version so that if anything falls apart it’s th…

  • 03:17 PM

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    gabcorb commented on the project Basic black Beignet

    Great little outfit – I love how the buttons on the Beignet skirt relate to the buttons on your sweater!

  • 03:15 PM

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    gabcorb favorited the project Lemon and Orange Sorbet Romper
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    gabcorb commented on the project Too Much Information Tunic

    A shame you haven’t been able to wear it out – it looks really good on.

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    gabcorb added the project Ruff Dog Costume
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    Child’s dog costume made last year using Butterick 6695 from medium and light brown cotton twill I think – a heavy cotton that proved quite annoying to sew with. The hood is separate, and both the …

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