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Transitional Stays

So, we have reached another of these sporadic sewing episodes that now constitute my hobby, post-kids.  (I love those little darlings, but they do make sewing rather challenging, especially now that they have figured out how to pilfer my embroidery thread stash any time they are in my sewing room.) My inspiration for my current …

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Just a Quick Update

Well, you know, I always have great intentions not only to do more sewing, but also to update this blog more frequently, but with the twins…yeah, that just isn’t going to happen anytime soon. However, I am getting little bits and bobbles done here and there that I should at least show off a bit. …

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Regency Gown From a Silk Sari

While my sewing life is very different now that I have the twins, I did manage to push myself for the last month to get a couple of things done for Costume College (which was, incidentally, my first time away from the twins for more than a few hours at a time).  I ended up having …

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Historical Patterns

Well, okay, it’s mostly a huge amount of love and just a little annoyance or frustration, not really hate at all.  Plus, I realize that most of the pattern companies that I really love (Truly Victorian, Laughing Moon, Decades of Style, etc.) are all run by individuals who are doing the best the can while …

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Paying Attention to the Details

In preparing for this year’s Costume College, I decided to return to working on my striped summer bustle.  I’m using Truly Victorian pattern 401 for the blouse, and while I absolutely adore their patterns, I realized today that their instructions are really the bare minimum.  Case in point: if I did not have extensive experience …

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Mini Crib Bumpers

In an effort to get my sewing room clean enough to actually work on some Costume College preparations, I decided that the first task was to finally finish making bumpers for the twins mini cribs.  Of course, nowadays, infants are not supposed to have bumpers because they increase the risk of SIDS, but when the …

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Consolidating…again.

Even at the best of times I’ve had a difficult time managing my website.  Now that I’m doing very little of anything other than taking care of infant twins, I find that I need to work on simplifying things yet again.  Towards that end, I’ve merged my craft blog with this main blog page to …

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Sewing for Babies!

Of course, having the twins means I have VERY little time to sew, but I did manage to whip up a couple of little outfits for them for Dickens Fair this year. I used Elizabeth Stewart Clark’s Infant Gowns pattern and absolutely loved it.  I think for next year I’ll go ahead and get the …

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I Promised You Pictures

And here they are.  Unfortunately, I did not get any more work done today.  It was pretty much all I could do to make it to an appointment with my OB today and to the library to return a book for Kevin.  After that, the couch was my friend. But without further ado, here are …

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Beginning of the Summer Bustle

I apologize for not having pictures today, but I haven’t gotten far enough to photograph anything yet. Still, I’m pretty proud of how much I did accomplish today.  Not only did I get the skirt cut out, but I started on the major seams.  Unfortunately, cutting means I was on my feet for quite a …

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