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gonewandering

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13 October, 2014

  • 03:53 PM

    gonewandering added the project called baby elephant for Jack
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    A stuffed elephant for my nephew! I used a great pattern by the Etsy shop “DIY Fluffies”. Definitely the cutest thing I’ve ever made.

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10 October, 2014

  • 08:08 PM

    gonewandering added the project called slipstream v2.0
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    I have a great fleece jacket (slipstream) from Mountain Equipment Co-op that I purchased many years ago. It’s gotten a lot of use over the years and now has holes and is generally worn out. They …

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  • 07:52 PM

    gonewandering added the project called black moss skirt
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    My first Moss Skirt – as usual, a great pattern from grainline studio. Great fit, great instructions, great skirt!

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4 May, 2014

  • 10:07 PM

    gonewandering added the project called Gerard!
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    Along with many others, I love the look of the Gerard coat by Republique du Chiffon. A perfect slouchy spring-fall coat. I had a hard time deciding what size to make – I wanted it to be oversized…

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1 May, 2014

  • 01:32 AM

    gonewandering added the project called will it ever be summer?
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    I made these shorts (from the grainline studio Maritime Shorts pattern) last year right at the end of the summer, and only got to wear them a few times. We are still nowhere near shorts weather (I…

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  • 01:28 AM

    gonewandering added the project called more serging... yoga pants!
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    As another “testing out the new serger” project, I made some yoga/lounging pants. I used the grainline studio Maritime Shorts pattern as a base for the top of the pants, and drafted legs and exten…

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  • 01:23 AM

    gonewandering added the project called "I finally got a serger!" hemlocks
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    I finally bought myself a serger. Finally! I went with the Bernina 800DL and love it. To test it out, I bought some knit fabrics in a variety of weights and sewed up some Hemlock Tees from grain…

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23 January, 2014

  • 04:05 AM

    gonewandering added the project called oven mitts
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    Oven mitts were my sewn Christmas gift of choice this year – I made 4 pairs to give as gifts. I made the pattern myself based on a pair of mitts I already own, but I made them slimmer to fit small…

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1 January, 2014

  • 10:34 PM

    gonewandering added the project called Vertebrates
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    After making grainline’s narwhal ornament I was inspired to try another species. My sister studies sturgeon, so that was the clear choice!

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12 April, 2013

  • 06:10 PM

    gonewandering commented on the project fantastic foxes

    Thanks! Yes, I bought the two colours of fur at the fabric store – I knew we would find white, b…

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10 April, 2013

  • 02:48 AM

    gonewandering added the project called fantastic foxes
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    First off, I will fully admit that I one hundred percent stole this idea from the other people who’ve already done these costumes. Many great interpretations, and we’re adding just one more. We e…

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  • 02:25 AM

    gonewandering added the project called surprise vest
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    A last-minute addition to an outfit to attend a wedding. I used leftover fabric from my dress (see “Johanna dress” project) and the Jason vest pattern. The surprise is on the inside!

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  • 02:19 AM

    gonewandering added the project called fleece mitten liners
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    Nothing is worse than having cold hands even when you’re wearing mittens! The solution, of course, is some cozy fleece liners. I made these for my gentleman caller. I made the pattern myself – i…

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  • 02:12 AM

    gonewandering added the project called I'm in the garden
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    A beautiful water colour print of purple and blue flowers. I used Vogue V1152 (Rebecca Taylor) except I left the sleeves off and finished the armholes instead. The interesting gathered details at…

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  • 02:03 AM

    gonewandering added the project called laptop love
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    A simple, fleece-lined laptop sleeve made out of the same fabric as the futon pillows. Velcro closure.

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  • 01:59 AM

    gonewandering added the project called Nuit Blanche
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    I made this dress to wear at a Mad Men themed Nuit Blanche event. I made the pattern myself, and the front cross-pieces were draped on the dress form. There’s a crinoline underneath, although it …

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  • 01:53 AM

    gonewandering added the project called nap time
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    A couple of pillows for the futon. Nothing special except for the great print and a zipper in the back. Perfect for napping.

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  • 01:41 AM

    gonewandering added the project called water ripples quilt
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    This is the first quilt I’ve made, and it will probably be my last (famous last words?). I started it many years ago – bought the fabric and cut the pieces. Then it sat on the shelf for a while. …

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  • 01:29 AM

    gonewandering added the project called nicer than a grocery bag
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    I made a shopping bag pattern one day and it is definitely my most used pattern to date. These bags make great gifts! Here are just a couple. They have french seams and a facing, both of which m…

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  • 01:22 AM

    gonewandering added the project called princess coat
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    I live in Winnipeg, Canada, where it is colder than -25 C for a generous portion of the winter. I never understand the folks in their fashion jackets and no mittens shivering at the bus stop – it …

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  • 01:04 AM

    gonewandering added the project called Coachella sundress
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    The second of the sundresses I made for Coachella a few years ago (also see my “music festival Anda” project). I used grainline’s tiny pocket tank pattern but lengthened it and added pockets and a…

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  • 12:57 AM

    gonewandering added the project called shiny skirt for Christmas
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    A lovely, shiny, high-waisted skirt for Christmas parties. Based on the Cynthia Rowley Simplicity pattern 2512. The pockets are original in the pattern, I didn’t add them.

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  • 12:49 AM

    gonewandering added the project called David Bow(t)ie
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    A whimsical bowtie for a wine and cheese party. He looks a bit like the milk man in the photo, but still adorable. I know this has nothing to do with David Bowie, but I couldn’t resist given that…

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  • 12:42 AM

    gonewandering added the project called navy coffee date
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    The ever-popular coffee date dress (with pockets). Not much to say other than I love fabric and the ruffle! Originally made to wear to a wedding, I’ve gotten tons of wear out of it since.

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  • 12:35 AM

    gonewandering added the project called no sunburn button-down
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    I am a fish biologist by day and spend 6 months a year working from boats on lakes. I also sunburn easily. I made this shirt as a light layer that would keep me from getting a sunburn without smo…

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9 April, 2013

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    gonewandering added the project called lady of leisure
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    My sister got a silk robe for Christmas last year and I was immediately jealous. On top of that, Melanie Laurent wears a silk robe for a good portion of the movie “The Beginners” and it looks so c…

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  • 11:48 PM

    gonewandering added the project called warm and lace
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    The lace in this top is from curtains I found at the thrift store. Meters and meters of fabric for pennies – it’s probably the only lace I’ll ever have to buy! I made the pattern myself, with a s…

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  • 11:40 PM

    gonewandering added the project called Johanna dress
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    I used the “Kat Dress” pattern (grainline studio) for this dress. The pattern was originally named “Kat” for the bride of the wedding it was worn to, so I named this one Johanna who was the bride …

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