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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

March 31, 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

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

White Eyelet Peasant Shirt – Design

I finally had a block of time yesterday to sew and I was all fired up to crank out another peasant shirt for my daughter.  Back in July, Hancock’s had … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Corduroy Jacket – Design Phase

I’m ready to sew again and I’ve got a big project lined up.  I found a pattern that I like for a jacket which allows you to customize your design … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Winter PJs

February 2012 Pattern: Butterick 5723, size 12 with modifications.  Made view B. Fabric: purple pre-ruffled flannel (4¼ yds).  I bought an extra ¼ yd for shrinkage.  I washed the flannel … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Peasant Shirt

January 2012 Pattern: New Look 6892, size 12 with modifications.  Made view B. Fabric: purple geometric sheer polyester (1-1/2 yds) Notions: 1/4″ inch elastic for neckline (1 yd), 1 package … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

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