Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sneak peak for the beginning of December

I’m on vacation in Maryland until Dec. 2nd, and sadly, across the country from my sewing gear. Therefore, I have to take a break for a while. I’ll be back on Dec. 3rd with many more projects. One of the … Continue reading

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Promises Paisley Peplum Blouse

I began this project with this lovely, paisley accordion pleat dress. Sorry about the pic, I had to take it at night with horrible lighting. The label was Promises Promises… …which definitely brought to mind the song of that title … Continue reading

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Blossoming Love of the 40s

I was bidding on this dress pattern from the 40s on eBay, but I missed it. I was really bummed. Isn’t it gorgeous? There is so much potential. Oh well, I’ll have to be on the lookout for something similar. … Continue reading

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Pleated Blue Dolman Sleeve Blouse

Today’s reconstruction began as this fabulous dress. There was just so much going on with this dress. I knew it was going to take a lot of tweaking to make this remotely wearable. I look like I’m wearing some strange … Continue reading

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Blue Diamond Dress

This dress began as a stretchy double knit tunic/mini dress. The print on this dress is what caught my eye. The tunic made me think of a tennis outfit from the 70s. I wasn’t into the 70s mini dress, so … Continue reading

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Green Keyhole Dress and Aracnophobia

The 70s will be making a plethora of appearances this week. Today’s project began looking like this. I don’t really know how else to describe the print except as a bunch of little keyholes. I love it! At first I … Continue reading

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Don’t cry over busted zipper teeth

The second time I wore those grey pants from the thrift store, the zipper broke. It figures, I find a pair of pants that I like and I spend the time hemming, and now I can’t even wear them. Well, … Continue reading

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T-shirt Redo

I recently finished a t-shirt reconstruction project for someone, and it made me want to do a simple t-shirt surgery for myself. While I was attending the University of Idaho, I purchased a t-shirt or two to sport in support … Continue reading

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Dreaming About Fall Dress & Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Remember this dress…. The bodice of this dress was made from the top of another dress. I received a request to make a similar design, with this fabric that I got on my trip to the garment district. Since I … Continue reading

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