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Butterick 5603

Today’s project is a fail and I’m sharing it because it’s a modern reprint and I hope to warn other sewists away from it.  I’m only hanging on to it because, having made it to 20lbs lost, I have very … Continue reading

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Fall For Cotton

I can’t believe it’s been nearly 2 months since my last post.  I always hate when other bloggers apologize for their absence.  After all, unless you get paid to do it, both blogging and sewing is just a hobby.  I … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Sewing Challenge

It seems that I am late to the party, but Miss Crayola Creepy has issued The Great Gatsby Challenge (  I have always loved 1920s fashion but didn’t think it would suit my figure.  Over the years, I’ve gathered a … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1609

Today’s project is totally out of my comfort zone.  I really like the late 60s mod styles but haven’t tried making a mod dress until this one.  I’m not sure mod is me.  Since Simplicity 1609 is a new print … Continue reading

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Sewing for Victory dress

Today’s project is Hollywood 1144.  That’s right, I used neither of the patterns pictured in my last post.  I made muslins of the bodices in each of those patterns and decided they were going to take a lot of work … Continue reading

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Sewing for Victory choices

I’ve narrowed down my pattern choices to just two.  I’m torn because they both have their pros and cons.  Please help me choose. Hollywood 822 is super cute and I love the scalloped waistline that is echoed at the scalloped … Continue reading

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Winter slump

If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning, you’ve probably read similar posts to what I’m going to write today.  I seem to hit a sewing slump every January.  It hit earlier this year, due to increased Christmas hours … Continue reading

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Still Not Right

I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s Eve.  I was the designated driver, so mine was sober.  Some friends recently introduced us to a game called Cards Against Humanity and yes, we are all nerdy enough to … Continue reading

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Tiramisu from Cake

I have a bunch of FOs to share but I though this dress deserved it’s own post.  Cake Patterns ( is a new line of patterns from Steph at Tiramisu is the first release.  Normally, I don’t go in … Continue reading

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Another Simplicity 1882

It feels so good to get back into my sewing room!  I haven’t had much luck with muslins lately, so I went back to a TnT dress.  The first version of Simplicity 1882 was black and red, completed over the … Continue reading

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