Category Archives: separates

Knit 4 Victory, sort of

Today is the last day for the Knit 4 Victory challenge.  I don’t think the project I’m sharing today qualifies for the challenge, as it is a modern, top-down raglan.  Extra points if you guessed it was another St. James … Continue reading

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Butterick 5895

Long time, no see, eh?  I’ve been working hard on losing some weight, so I didn’t want to sew something that might not fit in a few weeks.  I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve had to start taking in … Continue reading

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A Palate Cleanser

Another post so soon?  Yes, it’s true.  As the day went on, I felt worse and worse about the Hummingbird outfit that I felt the need to start a new project right away so that it didn’t steal my sewing … Continue reading

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Hummingbird top and skirt

This is the second pattern from that I’ve tried, with less than satisfactory results.  I’ve learned one valuable lesson from these patterns, avoid kimono sleeves!  So far, all her patterns have kimono sleeves, the three main garments plus the … Continue reading

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MMM2013 Day 1

Welcome to Me-Made-May.  My plan is to do once or twice a week posts with a few pictures rather than every day posts with a single outfit.  In past Me-Made challenges, the posts were more of a challenge than wearing … Continue reading

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EvaDress 3322

Today’s FO is, overalls/dungarees.  This is my second time making the overalls, but I have also made a couple pair of trousers from this pattern.  My first pair of overalls were well-loved but not perfect.  I used a heavyweight … 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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Simplicity 1410

It’s hard to say if this one is a winner or a wadder.  The reality is that it’s too big and I choose the wrong fabric to line the suspenders, a slippery poly lining.  It should be a wadder.  It … Continue reading

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One win, one fail

My heart goes out to those effected by Hurricane Sandy.  At the last minute, Sandy veered more north than projected and all we got was tropical storm force winds and hard rain.  We had some water in the basement, but … Continue reading

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Hey, looky here!

Did you think I was gone?  Life has been wacky lately.  I’ve been working so much lately that I haven’t had much time for sewing, topped with my desktop having some connectivity issues means I haven’t posted in a long … Continue reading

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