January 29, 2011

A little bit of everything…Colette spring palette challenge, Kwik Sew 3003, broken magnets, new snips and tanks with a cherry on top.

Hello Friday! At least, recent Friday… While I did get another muslin made of Simplicity 2601, I wasn’t happy with the results – somehow removing two […]
January 28, 2011

Simplicity 2601. An FBA on a gathered bust, doing the pivot and slide and is checkiness a word?

Hello kittens! I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this… but a week or two ago I bought a lovely (funky? kindergarten child-like?) piece of green 21-wale […]
January 25, 2011

Colette. Sencha {minus} neckline view 1 {plus} Crepe neckline view 2 = new awesome shirt!!

I am the master of headline writing, don’t you think?? So here’s the deal. I recently finished (sort of) my long-neglected Beignet. This (as yet unpictured) […]
January 19, 2011

The Alexander dress… a border print Parfait.

Morning kittens! I went and made another dress again. I seem to be doing dresses in two’s… here it is! My first border print! A few […]
January 13, 2011

The January dress… it’s a wrap

I can’t resist puns. Today’s post is ANOTHER McCalls dress. As I said yesterday, I was so inspired by Stitchywitch’s wrap version that I made my […]
January 12, 2011

Year of the dress… January edition. McCalls 5974

I have been a busy, buzzing bee the last few days! Yesterday I made my crazy Japanese elastic band skirt as well as my unveiled-today McCall’s […]
January 11, 2011

Welcome to crazytown…or…why I avoid elastic waistbands.

I had a busy day today, nearly finishing McCalls 5974 (only the neckline to finish!) and completely finishing my altered version of Kwik Sew 3003, a […]
January 8, 2011

First day of school and a picture in a magazine!

No sewing updates today! I found all the Parfait comments interesting – looks like I wasn’t the only one who questioned the dress! Tonight was my […]
January 7, 2011

Finally… Parfait completed, modeled, left in a heap in the sewing room…

Not really a heap. Just going to for the shock factor. Good news for Snug Bug readers… I treated myself to a tripod that works… although […]
January 4, 2011

MORE utilitarian sewing (and a tutorial!)… a messenger-slash-tote-bag for the lugging of snacks and computers and all good things.

Sorry folks. I agree. Dresses are more interesting than bags. But the only dress sewing I’ve done this week is the cutting out of Parfait, a […]