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29 December, 2011

  • 11:52 AM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project Grey vintage midi skirt

    Thanks! I’m so flattered you want to draft your own! It should be a great project to get your feet wet. :)



28 December, 2011

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    squirrellypoo added the project Grey vintage midi skirt
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    Midi skirts are SO in right now that I couldn’t resist buying this vintage pattern when I saw it in an antiques market in Sheffield a few weeks ago. I sewed up view 2 in the rest of the ex-designer…

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22 December, 2011

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project The Peony Variation

    Wow that’s totally beautiful! Is this variation in the book,or did you draft that collar yourself? If it’s the latter, could you share a photo of the pattern piece for that?



20 December, 2011



17 December, 2011

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project Geometric Sheath Dress in Charcoal

    Thanks!! The fabric is a poly/viscose blend flannel that was given to me by a friend from when she used to work in the industry. It was leftover yardage from a designer’s collection, but I can’t sa…



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8 December, 2011

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    squirrellypoo posted a message on squirrellypoo's wall

    Thanks! We’re taking photos of it tomorrow and you’ll see it on Monday. I’m so excited to share it, it’s such a fab pattern!



5 December, 2011



2 December, 2011

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    squirrellypoo added the project A wool maternity coat
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    I made this coat as a gift for a friend who’s expecting her first child in January. She picked out the gorgeous green wool coating and designer lining and we made two muslins before making the fina…

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26 November, 2011

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project 09/2011 Geometric Sheath Dress

    Jacqueline – I just finished sewing the main construction of this today (just finishing left to do!). If you’re doing an FBA, cut the flaps off piece 3 along the lining line. Treat that curved seam…



23 November, 2011

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    squirrellypoo commented on the forum topic Sømometer in english - anyone

    Oh I’ve got one like that in inches! Mine was free with a purchase from Fabric.com a couple years ago, and is made of sturdy blue plastic. I have no idea what we’d call them in English, though.

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project Butterflies on my shoulders

    Lovely dress! I think I remember this dress from a recent issue, too! :)



21 November, 2011



20 November, 2011

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project Lace Dream

    Gorgeous skirt! This really looks so designer, and right on trend this season! :)

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project The Draped jacket and skirt suit

    Yeah the consensus of the commenters on my blog seems to be that the overall proportions of the jacket really don’t work. Shortening the sleeves to wrist length is by far the easiest “rescue” but I…

  • 05:42 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project Peach silk shell blouse

    of course! We need to set the date for our playdate before my December completely fills up! :) Sena Sews made the long sleeved version of this pattern recently as a cardigan and I SO want to make i…



19 November, 2011

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project The one hour cowl tee

    Thanks! I put the pattern credit at the bottom – it’s in the fall winter 2011 My Image magazine. :)



18 November, 2011

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    squirrellypoo added the project Dark green sateen Clover trousers
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    I bought the new Colette Patterns Clover trouser pattern and I just had to try it right away!

    There’s only four pattern pieces (five if you count the pockets) so this is about as simple as trous…

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  • 10:37 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project The one hour cowl tee
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    This pattern really is the essence of simplicity – there’s only three pattern pieces (four if you count the back facing, but I just used a rectangle of fabric instead), and the title of this post i…

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  • 10:29 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project The Draped jacket and skirt suit
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    I’m very happy to report that my draped suit (Burda September 2011 #126 and 127) is finally finished! It feels like I’ve been sewing this for f-o-r-e-v-e-r and I am thoroughly sick of it now!

    If…

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  • 10:21 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Peach silk shell blouse
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    This blouse was a really quick make, with only a few seams and minimal closures, so even including some thread tracing and french seams didn’t really lengthen the project time. In other words, it w…

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  • 10:16 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project The Burda trench jacket
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    I’m so pleased to finally show you the first piece from my Fall 2011 sewing aspirations – the trench jacket!

    As you recall, I was restricted in my pattern choice since I bought the last 2.5 yard…

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3 November, 2011