Category: Modern-wear Projects

Jan 27

A New Beret

I love my old beret that I made years ago, but it’s a tad on the small side when I’m wearing my hair up, which is all the time now.  I was hoping to use this same pattern this time around, but I couldn’t find the magazine that it was from, so I opted for …

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Jan 25

Because I can’t JUST watch TV

I like to have one or two projects laying around that I can pick up while I’m watching TV.  During the early part of 2017, I was working on my quilted petticoat, and while I’d still like to add some detail to that, I’ve been much more in the mood for something simple. So, I’ve …

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Aug 03

CoBloWriMo Day 3: Extant Garment, but not

Okay, so I’m going to cop out of this one today.  I’m just not at that point in any project where I’ve got images of an extant garment on my mind.  Frankly, I rarely use extant garments as inspiration, but rather already have an idea, painting, photo, or fashion plate as my starting point. Since …

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Mar 07

Scroop Patterns: Fantail Skirt

As someone who sews fairly regularly, it’s incredibly exciting and honoring to be asked to become part of someone’s pattern making process.  I can’t often take up the call for pattern testers due to my schedule as a full-time teacher and mom of twins, but for once, everything seemed to line up and I got …

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Jun 05

My Cousin’s Wedding Dress

Sometime towards the end of last year, my cousin got engaged and asked my mother and I to make her wedding dress.  With comparatively little drama, we ended up with this:

Jun 05

Wedding Dress

Okay, now that the wedding is over, I can show my pictures of the wedding dress I made for my cousin.  So far, these are just the photos I snapped of the dress while it was on my dressform.  I’ll post pictures of the bride herself once I upload those.

Apr 13

One Step Forward…

Today was just one of those days.  I spent quite of bit of time working on my Ariel sock only to have to unknit nearly a dozen rows.  The foot just seemed to be turning out too long, and with at least another twenty or so rows to knit to decrease the toe, I decided …

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Jan 15

So Much to Report

First up, I did the first bodice fitting with my cousin for her wedding dress.  No pictures yet…it’s still so early in the process.  Still, we made some good progress.  The second mock up should fit much better and will be closer to the lines that she wants for the final dress. Despite having draped …

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Jun 14

Proof of Love

I love my husband.  I have evidence.  I hem his pants. My husband, Lord bless him, is on the short side, with most of the shortness in his legs.  This means that he very, very rarely finds pants in a length that fits him.  He has become accustomed to buying whatever pants catch his eye …

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Jun 12

Sew and Run

Well, I was still sewing the hem facing as of 8:30 a.m., but the dress is ready to wear for the shower this afternoon.  No, I didn’t stay up all night, but I was up until about 1:00 and still had almost an hour of sewing to do this morning. I would have been finished …

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