Fade to Black

Two nights ago, I had a weird dream that one of my co-workers read my blog and said, “Ebi, I like your skirts and all, but I’m bored. Do something different.” In response to that, I woke up and evaluated some exciting pants I’d thought about making. These are not those pants. :-p But they’re […]

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The Long Goodbye Roundup: Time For Fall

And with that, summer is no more. McCall’s M6744, and supplementary pattern M6966 also by McCalls, were a joy to sew, pure and simple. And in the process of sewing such similar dresses, I got pretty good at making waist casings, binding raw edges with FOE, hacking patterns together, and a two-step process for stitching […]

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Day 7: The Sweet Pink Gemini Dress

Last but not least is Sweet Pink: the cutesy, girlish version of McCall’s M6744 + McCall’s M6966 view A. For SP I went with bodice A, the standard back view, because I hadn’t used it on any of my previous versions. I think it fits pretty perfectly, don’t you? :) Let’s see, what does Miss […]

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Summer vs. Summer

Vogue released their summer patterns a few weeks ago, and then McCall’s just released theirs a few days ago. While we wait for Butterick to catch up, why not look these two new collections over? First up, Vogue. Changes on the inside have been itching to make their way out, as evidenced by the patterns […]

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Saturday Musings: #Theaterlife

Ah, the theater. Once you go stage you can never go back … but what’s really behind the curtain? Growing up, I was not theatrically inclined. I had a vivid imagination, but it was only in my mind. When high school came around, my verrry high energy best friend went the theater route; to me that […]

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