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9 October, 2013

  • 11:05 AM

    birthdaycake added the project Black skinny jeans - Burda 7863

    These are my fourth pair of Burda 7863 jeans, I think I’ve nearly cracked the fitting, although there’s still some work to be done.

    I use my own back pocket pattern, and sew them in a different …

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11 November, 2012

  • 07:09 PM

    birthdaycake added the project Vintage crepe giraffe print blouse

    I loved this fabric so much I thought a simple project would showcase it best, so this blouse seemed perfect.

    Didn’t follow the Burda instructions exactly – I used a modified sleeve placket and …

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17 April, 2012

15 April, 2012

  • 07:46 PM

    birthdaycake added the project Scout yellow gingham tee

    The Scout woven tee from grainline studio. I sewed a size 8 but had to take in the sides a lot. I also added some shirring to the shoulder seams. More info on the changes I made …

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3 April, 2012

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12 December, 2011

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8 December, 2011

6 December, 2011

  • 05:22 PM

    birthdaycake added the project Denim shirt-dress with snaps

    This is the Lisette Traveler dress, Simplicity 2246. Not many changes made -just lengthened it, added belt loops, and used metal snaps instead of buttons. There’s more info href=…

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6 November, 2011

12 October, 2011

4 October, 2011

  • 12:58 PM

    birthdaycake commented on the project Summer sunshine dress - Vogue 9668

    Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone! I made this at the wrong time of year, think it’ll be next summer before it comes out of the wardrobe again.

3 October, 2011

3 September, 2011

  • 07:56 PM

    birthdaycake added the project Summery Crescent Skirt

    Crescent Skirt pattern from Sewaholic. I love this pattern, it’s so well-drafted and is lovely to sew and wear. I followed Tasia’s sew-along, which was extremely comprehensive and helpful. You can …

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8 August, 2011

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1 July, 2011

  • 09:16 PM

    birthdaycake commented on the project 60s super-bright dress

    Thank you! I have so many 60s patterns, they are simple to sew but have nice lines. I like the shoes too but don’t wear them very much, can’t wear heels for long before my feet hurt…

30 June, 2011

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