May 6, 2011

The April Dress. Summer of 1995 (McCalls 7523)

Greetings courtneylovebears. I can’t believe you’re ten years older than me. How did we get so old? Oh, sigh. Anyway. I know 1995 was a tough […]
February 10, 2011

McCalls 5094–the February Dress. A little roses and lace.

Yay! It’s done! The February dress. After the never-ending string of muslins, I just did one final tweak (shaving another inch or so from the bottom […]
February 5, 2011

The February dress…McCalls 5094. The dress of a thousand muslins.

Good day cats and kittens. It’s currently 54 degrees in my house (give or take 20 degrees) and Lucy the stenchhound is earning her keep as […]
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 […]
September 7, 2010

Self-stitched September – Day 6. Cherries on top and getting RTW jeans to fit.

I celebrated Day 6 of self-stitched September (and Labor Day) in red, white and blue! My favorite shirt – stretchy tank with cherries – some slightly […]
September 7, 2010

Full circle skirt, served three ways…

Fifties fever is part of my fall wardrobe plan and I’ve finally finished my version of the menswear-fabric full-circle skirt and bustier look that’s popping up […]
September 6, 2010

Self-Stitched September – Day 5 (or rather very, very early on Day 6)

Here’s a stunning photo of me in my Day 5 outfit. I took this at about one in the morning, after having finally finished hemming and […]
September 2, 2010

Self Stitched September Day 1 – the wheels are coming off the bus

Well! Self-stitched September started off with a bang! I actually spent a majority of my day in what could be loosely termed as ‘refashioned’ clothes – alas, […]
August 20, 2010

Finally finished! The fitted shirt (Butterick 5333)

Well, this seems almost like a let-down after all the muslins, but the fitted shirt from Butterick 5333 is finally complete! And I love it!! Putting […]