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24 October, 2011

  • 09:36 PM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Mrs. Simpson" Dress
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    I had a few ideas for more costumey and elaborate costumes this year but, unfortunately, life got in the way of creating any of those looks. By the time it was Saturday (yesterday), I had decided t…

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28 September, 2011

  • 07:13 PM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Hips Don't Lie" Dress
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    Considering the pink explosion that was my Slow and Steady Dress, I gave myself a little freedom with this challenge to let a little lavender slip into the palette. Still even with the lavendar, b…

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21 September, 2011

  • 03:31 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Detachable Peplum" Dress
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    It’s sort of magic because it looks like a two-piece ensemble, but it isn’t! The secret lies in the detachable peplum (I can’t help but get the King Missile song of the similar name in my head each…

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5 September, 2011

  • 05:30 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Slow and Steady" Dress
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    After I had the lace dyed, I constructed the Eclair skirt out of a cotton sheet that I had also dyed pink. I left one side unstitched and then started the lace-stitching process. It wasn’t complica…

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30 August, 2011

  • 02:38 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Sew Rejuvenated" Dress
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    After my disappointment with last week’s creation, I knew I had to kick my sewing up a notch this week. That meant no practical separates. That meant something that requires a petticoat. That meant…

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14 June, 2011

  • 12:46 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "A Day at the Races" Dress
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    Back in February when I held The First Ever Sew Weekly Swap/Meet (perhaps it’s time to put on another one?), I just HAD TO HAVE this DuBarry pattern brought to the swap by Shannon. I love patterns …

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1 June, 2011

  • 01:03 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Perfect Balance" Dress
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    This challenge is all about the PERFECT summer dress. I think I needed to go through those two UFOs to get to the dress that, to me, is absolutely perfect.

    I’ve been holding onto this 32" bust …

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  • 12:59 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Sassy Pillowcase" Dress
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    The original Sassy instructions are minimal: "On the closed end of the pillowcase, mark a half-circle in the middle for the neckline. Then mark a half-circle in each corner for the arm holes. Cut o…

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24 May, 2011



3 May, 2011

  • 03:57 PM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Caps for Sale" Outfit
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    This week’s theme at The Sew Weekly is children’s literature.

    I just kept on coming back to Esphyr Slobodkina’s Caps for Sale, a book from my childhood. Wanting to make some separates, Caps for…

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26 April, 2011

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    sewweekly added the project The "Little Lumberjack" Outfit
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    I have a great 1940s overalls pattern that I briefly considered, but ultimately I went with Simplicity 3536, a 1940s jumper that would be a little more wearable and a little more derriere friendly….

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  • 02:09 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Not a Bridesmaid" Dress
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    I had originally planned on using the sheer lavender fabric I bought from Alameda last month but I just wasn’t into lining a dress this week. The fabric gods once again were smiling down on me when…

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28 March, 2011

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    sewweekly added the project The "Mondo was Robbed" Dress
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    That my dress is called The “Mondo was Robbed” dress dates its start exactly to October 28 of last year. If you’re unfamiliar to that reference, Mondo was a finalist in last season’s Project Runway…

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25 March, 2011



23 March, 2011

  • 05:12 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "When Life Gives You MuuMuus..."
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    There are uglier pattern envelopes out there: I believe I even have some of them. However, as the muumuu tends to be the punchline of ugly dress jokes, I couldn’t resist Simplicity 7830. I chose th…

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16 March, 2011

  • 02:19 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "I See France" outfit
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    Fabric: Brushed corded pique in plaid from Fabric.com $8.97 for 3 yards, blue wool knit ~$.25
    Patterns: Butterick 4985 (for top) $1.99; Burda Style Ruffle Skirt #121 (for skirt) $5.40; Butterick …

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15 March, 2011

  • 06:53 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Obedient Seamstress" Dress
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    Fabric: Floral cotton, thrifted ~$.25

    Patterns: Simplicity 7806 ~$.05
    Year: c. 1976
    Notions: Vintage zipper – $.05
    Time to complete: 7 hours
    First worn: February 2011
    Wear again? Yes

    Tota…

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  • 06:48 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Barely Green" Dress
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    Fabric: Patterned dotted swiss from Fabric.com ~$7.50, Green fabric free from swap
    Patterns: Simplicity 3864, free from pattern swap! Vogue 8979 for bolero
    Year: c. 1962, c.1957
    Notions: Invisib…

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  • 06:43 AM

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    sewweekly added the project The "Eat Local" Dress
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    Fabric: Fruit print Cotton from 1972 – $0.25 for 10 yards, thrifted
    Patterns: Simplicity 3864, free from pattern swap!
    Year: c. 1962
    Notions: Invisible zipper, red piping – $.05
    Time to complet…

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3 February, 2011



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