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20 February, 2017



19 February, 2017

  • 06:18 PM

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    madebymeg added the project Red and Pink and Magic
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    This is my second version of a dress using the Pattern Magic technique ‘Pare down the roundness at the back and open out.’ As you can tell from the name, it was meant for the back of the bodice, bu…

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5 February, 2017



26 January, 2017

  • 08:31 AM

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    madebymeg added the project The Perfect Lazo Trousers
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    Meet the Lazo Trousers, Thread Theory’s second pattern for women and my latest pants obsession. I tend to really trust Morgan, who has a degree in fashion design and works with other really great p…

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  • 08:19 AM

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    madebymeg added the project Presto! Popover Top
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    I’m not quite sure why this pattern hasn’t gone viral yet (a la Archer or Ginger jeans), but I am in love with Savage Coco’s Presto Popover Top. Sitting across from the designer at Tropisueno Resta…

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  • 08:15 AM

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    madebymeg added the project Style Arc Genevieve
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    We took a trip out to the desert last week and had an amazing time hiking around, playing music with friends, and watching movies from a projector. The desert temps were in the 40s (cold for me!) s…

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  • 08:10 AM

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    madebymeg added the project My Trials with the Anna Dress
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    I love my Anna Dress. I love the fabric, and the silhouette is great. But the product itself was very disappointing. The Anna Dress is not a pattern, but rather the idea of a pattern. By Hand Londo…

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  • 08:05 AM

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    madebymeg added the project Sewing the Sencha
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    After making this top up several years ago to mediocre results, I wanted to try sewing it again. I made numerous fit adjustments – from lowering the neckline to fixing the swayback, and now the fit…

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15 September, 2016

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    madebymeg added the project Shoe Making
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    Well, I did it! I made my first pair of shoes. Are they perfect? No! But do they kinda look like shoes? Hell yes! I have a lot to learn, but for my first pair I just went with my basic sewist insti…

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9 August, 2016

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    madebymeg added the project Bathing Suit + Giveaway
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    I’ve been wanting to try the Sierra pattern as a bathing suit forever, but I waited for summer as an excuse to sew it up. The wraparound style is something I’ve seen a lot, and it’s a fun detail to…

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15 July, 2016

  • 09:34 PM

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    madebymeg added the project BurdaStyle Funnel Neck Top
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    This is the first of the BurdaStyle patterns I chose earlier this year and the interesting neckline got me really excited to sew it up! I think it would look beautiful in a midweight sweater knit, …

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14 July, 2016

  • 11:28 PM

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    madebymeg posted a message on madebymeg's wall

    Thank you! I am a combination of self-taught with some sewing store classes. It’s really ‘practice makes perfect’ for me, as I spend a lot of time sewing each month and have definitely made my shar…

  • 07:03 PM

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    madebymeg added the project Pattern Magic Wedding Dress
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    It wasn’t perfect, but I had so much fun getting there that I wore my new dress with pride. One of the magical things about Pattern Magic is shifting the darts and shaping into the unique design fe…

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  • 07:00 PM

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    madebymeg added the project Summer Reef Tank
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    Here I am all ready to head out to the city to see my friends. This was the tester version of the Reef Tank, so there may have been some additional updates to the final product. The fit worked grea…

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  • 06:55 PM

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    madebymeg added the project Granville Tunic
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    This garment is another version of the Granville shirt from Sewaholic, lengthened into a tunic. While the fit was pretty good out of the envelope, I made a number of tiny adjustments to work on the…

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25 April, 2016

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    madebymeg added the project Punk Rock Baby Tees
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    I am obsessed with this clothing refashion. These two mini band tees are for our friends who are decidedly punk rock. Lucky for me, Mr. Made shares a bit of their aesthetic and was giving away some…

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12 April, 2016

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    madebymeg changed status to www.madebymeg.us


18 February, 2016

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    madebymeg added the project Gingham Granville
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    I think one reason home sewing gets a bad rap for looking novice and, well, “home made” is the fact that we seldom have the chance to make multiples. Sure you can make a muslin, but unless you are …

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6 February, 2016

  • 11:14 PM

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    madebymeg added the project Red Wool Sweater Top
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    My latest project is a redrafted t-shirt pattern, which was inspired by this luxurious wool ponte from Crossroads Fabric in Santa Cruz County. The store is in an unassuming building hidden behind a…

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13 January, 2016

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    madebymeg added the project Christmas Top
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    The print isn’t exactly Christmas-themed, but the deer on the red background seemed just festive enough for me. I had one yard or less for the entire project, so I knew it had to be something small…

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    madebymeg commented on the project Dog Coats

    OMG these are adorable. Nicely done!



27 October, 2015

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    madebymeg added the project 2015 Halloween Costume Contest - Sea Lion
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    Sea lions are really just the dogs of the sea, and this costume is proof! I self-drafted this costume with flippers and tail for my Frenchie, and we’ve been having way too much fun with it. Here sh…

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13 May, 2015

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    madebymeg added the project Bathing Suit Success!
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    The key to bathing suit perfection? Cups. Without them, my bathing suits have been flimsy, don’t stay in place, and then with tightening always end up too tight. For this one, I had some bathing su…

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15 April, 2015

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    madebymeg added the project Dog Dress
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    Just a dose of cuteness courtesy of Beatrix and her new dress. The garment is mostly a series of almost-rectangles sewn, gathered, and buttoned together.

    Details at MadebyMeg

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30 March, 2015

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    madebymeg commented on the project Fruity Retro Twist Bikini

    Wow this is so cute! I’m glad I read up on yours, too, because I didn’t realize the top was woven. I’m hoping to make this in a swimsuit fabric, so I’ll have to muslin. Love the fabric!



19 March, 2015

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    madebymeg added the project Freemantle Cocoon Coat
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    This is Marilla Walker’s Freemantle Coat. Cocoon coats are very on-trend right now, and the Freemantle pulls heavily from street style and fashion inspiration. It is interesting and unique without …

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6 March, 2015

  • 07:39 PM

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    madebymeg added the project Fitted Jeans
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    In all, my weekend with Ginger was a success! After making more than ten pairs of jeans from three patterns over the past few years, I feel like I finally have a TNT pattern. To the trained eye the…

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9 February, 2015

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    madebymeg added the project Men's Gingham Shirt
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    While I had wanted to use this fabric for myself (and still may have some fabric left over) this one went to Mr. Made for his big 3-0 birthday. He was out of town for work in the week leading up to…

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7 February, 2015

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    madebymeg commented on the article LauraStar Giveaway

    Interfacing interfacing interfacing – will help keep you fabric stable whether embroidering or mixing fabrics