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Pink Lace Skater Skirt

March 2013 Pattern: Simplicity 2314 View C. Modified using McCall’s 3580 (1973). Fabric: pink knit (1-1/2 yds) Overlay: pink lace (1-1/2 yds) Notions: 7″ zipper; thread. Pattern Alterations: I drafted … Continue reading

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Regency Gown Summary

October 2011 Pattern: Simplicity 4055, size 12 with modifications.  Made bodice A with skirt B. Fabric: blue-grey polyester taffeta (4 yds) Lining: black daphne (similar to batiste – 4 yds) … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

If you’ve been talking to me lately, you know that I’ve been declaring this year as the year I’m conquering clutter.  I thought I’d tackle the Studio first to really … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pink Lace Skater Skirt – Pattern Drafting

My daughter is love with the short skater-type skirts that are all the rage now.  I offered to make her one just the way she likes.  (Also, a tad longer … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sewing Again

Woo hoo!  Tomorrow, I’m sewing again!  I’ve taken some time off to work on the Studio.  It certainly isn’t finished, but I’m losing my motivation for decluttering.  My daughter and … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beading and Quilling and Scrapbooking, Oh My!

Day 3 of our Studio Makeover:  Organizing my daughter’s craft stash! The good news about this day of organizing is that my daughter is doing it!  Woohoo!  As I’ve mentioned … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Newest Creative Faeries

Say “Hello” to the newest of my Creative Faeries! This year for Christmas my daughter made two more faeries to add to my collection. The blue faerie is a Scrapbook … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

2012 Studio Update

Since it’s the very last day of 2012, I thought I’d give you an update on our Studio makeover.  You know, I was hoping to finish our update by today … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pattern File Cabinet

Day 2 of our Studio Makeover:  Putting Patterns in Place After organizing my patterns I determined that I needed a two-drawer file cabinet.  I had three options which I talked … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Patterns Galore!

Day 1 of our Studio Makeover:  Organizing my pattern stash! I don’t have as many patterns as most sewers I know, but I still have too many to easily go … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Studio To Do List

Now that I’ve sewn a project on my new craft table, I’m very pleased.  The table is sturdy and holds up well to all the shaking that comes with using … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

White Eyelet Peasant Shirt

October 2012 Pattern: New Look 6892, size 10 with modifications.  Made view A. Fabric: white eyelet with scalloped edge (~2-3/4 yds) See my mistake on my original fabric calculations here. … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 2 Comments


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