Making “Nude” Personal

As mentioned in previous posts, I’m making myself a whole new wardrobe. Due to circumstances in my personal life, I may be unable to sew in May and June, possibly longer. Until then, I’m cram-sewing multiples of things to get myself ready for spring, which is every bit as exhausting as it sounds. And every […]

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Enter, Bond Girl (Butterick B6258)

You know how you finish something, and kinda fall in love with it? That’s how I feel about this skirt. :)  Originating from fairly humble origins, it turned into something better than I could have imagined! I wore it to my friend’s semi-dressy James Bond-themed birthday party at a posh Boston hotel bar (like, $400+ […]

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Day 2: The Instant TNT Dress

I originally blogged this dress back in June with shots with my then-brand new camera, Snowey. Lady S and I have since taken over a thousand photos, so it’s pretty cool to come back ‘full circle’ and redo our inaugural shoot. When I made this dress, it felt like the shortest thing in my closet. […]

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Hot Patterns — So Hot!

Okay duckies, here’s brand number three of my recent independent pattern company discoveries: Hot Patterns! It’s designed by a London native living in the US (Florida), and has been around for almost ten years. (Another Brit, hmmmm … wonder if I should actively seek out British designers.)   Firstly and foremostly, I check to see […]

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Goldihips

This is my second time making Simplicity 2406 by Cynthia Rowley, and I did look B both times. I used similar fabric in each instance: slinky, drape-y, poly/spandex. I wasn’t crazy about my first version, and I’m not crazy about this one … but they’re both viable garments, so in my closet they go. Fun […]

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