Day 1: The Hack-A-Top Dress

It all started quite innocently last year. It was summer, I wanted a dress, but I wasn’t feeling any of my dress patterns. I was feeling my TNT, McCall’s M6078, because it’s the easiest, most fabric economical pattern ever. Dead easy. No zippers, buttons, nada. So I pulled it out. Normally, when you think of […]

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The OWOP Four

I did it! I participated in One Week, One Pattern 2014! I’m so proud of myself for doing something larger than me, instead of stubbornly insisting on being a lone wolf. I have only cellphone camera shots because all week I was exhausted — I got up early for work (430-5am) and I stayed up […]

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I’ve Got Double Muslins

I muslined some Lekala patterns! It’s ironic that I feel I have to muslin custom sized patterns, but that’s what happen when you fudge numbers *and* gain weight all at once. Oops … First up is the Three-seam Skirt, Pattern #5088. Before I made this muslin, I drafted my own pencil skirt pattern from measurements, […]

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And It Feels So Good

I’ve finally resumed sewing! I did a bit of repair work on some RTW pieces, dabbled on some new projects, and took inventory of my projects in progress. Here’s what’s on my table: –did you find the Dalmatian Me Crazy shirt in that photo? Hint: it’s still a pile of fabric; –my second go at […]

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