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Hits and Misses of 2015

It’s that time of year: Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow is hosting her annual Top 5 event, a chance to look back at your sewing year and evaluate yourself. For me it’s the hits and misses of the last 16 months, since September 2014 was … Continue reading

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August MAGAM: Awesomely Average

August was certainly an awesome sewing month for me, but by no means average: I sewed up a great number and variety of things, and surprisingly all of them were successful! The theme for Make a Garment a Month was … Continue reading

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July MAGAM: Sew Bookish

The theme for July in the Make a Garment a Month group was “Sew Bookish,” meaning to sew something out of a book or magazine. Since I own exactly two clothes-sewing books and two Burda Style magazines, this was a true … Continue reading

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June MAGAM: from the stash

A few months ago I joined the MAGAM (Make a Garment a Month) group on facebook. From the name you might possibly be able to guess what the group is about; the additional rule is that the garments should be … Continue reading

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Summer dresses

Inspired by the sudden arrival of summer and Melly Sews‘ 30 Day of Sundresses, I’ve been making summer dresses. I’m trying to find that perfect dress pattern, you know the one – a free pattern, easy to sew, looks good … Continue reading

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Evolution of a dress

What do all of these dresses have in common? They’re all variations of the same pattern, of course. With some slight alterations along the way. I started with the free and wonderful Garden Party Dress from honigdesign. The first version I … Continue reading

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Me Made May 2015: final thoughts

Back in April I took stock of my me-made wardrobe and announced my goal: to wear one handmade or refashioned-by-me item each work day in May. I also had some secondary goals (meaning, things I wanted to try but wasn’t fully committed … Continue reading

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