Monthly Archives: August 2013

My Louisa Coat in Threads Magazine

IMG_8738I’m just poppin’ in with some more fun news that I neglected to share last week. At the end of last week, I received my copy of the current issue of Threads.

I love Threads magazine, and this issue was even more exciting than usual to look through, because guess what!… Continue reading

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Verity Pattern Coming Soon

envelopefrontVerityfinalI know it’s been quiet around these parts recently, but I hope you’ll forgive me when I tell you why. I have some exciting news! Next week, I plan to offer a PDF pattern of my own design. Verity will be the first pattern from Moxie Patterns.

This is one of the super secret projects (which I referenced in my beginning of the year goals post) I’ve been working on this year. This summer I’ve shared several dress variations of my favorite self-drafted design. The reason you’ve seen so many variations of this pattern (see this post for the different variations that I’ve made over the years) is because I’ve been in the process of making Verity a combination dress-shirt pattern, with several different neckline and sleeve options. I tried to hold out until the pattern was completed to make this announcement, but I can’t keep it in anymore. I was hoping to have it ready to release on my birthday (this past Thursday), but I didn’t quite finish in time. I plan to release the PDF pattern within the next week. Continue reading

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A Negroni Shirt for My Husband

IMG_8728I have finally ventured into the realm of menswear. I finished this shirt at the beginning of the month, but I didn’t managed to coerce my husband into standing still for pictures until the end of last week. He refused to let me take his picture for a while because he doesn’t like having pictures of himself anywhere on the internet.

I’ve been saying that I would make him a shirt for years now, and I finally decided that it was about time I made one. I finished this shirt for his birthday at the beginning of August, but I had to make a few adjustments. So, he didn’t actually end up wearing it out until my birthday last week. Continue reading

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Blue Skies Are Callin’ Dress

IMG_8589This is the sleeveless and cowl-less variation of my Verity dress/shirt pattern. I cut this one out before I made the changes to the pattern that I noted with this version from earlier this summer. That’s why the bodice is still too short. Oh, well. Who cares? I still like it. 🙂

The dress has a flared skirt, just like the first one. This time, since I was working with a striped fabric, I decided to make a chevron on the front and back seams. I should have let the fabric settle before hemming the dress, but I didn’t think about it. I sure have been throwin’ out a lot of “shoulda, coulda, woulda’s” lately.

I made the chevron point down instead of up. Why? I just like to be contrary sometimes. 😛 Continue reading

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House Renovation Progress: Mid-2013 Update

IMG_8514I finally got up the strength of will to draft a renovation update. I must give you fair warning: this will be a LONG post because it has been over half a year since I’ve done a renovation update. (*Reminder: if you are not interested in posts about our home renovation, you can choose to subscribe to just the sewing & crafting section of this blog in the sidebar.*) Continue reading

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