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Needle Arts Projects

I mentioned in a previous blog that I have been doing more sewing than writing. Here are photos of a few projects made for and worn this summer. 266 more words

Needle Arts

Anna Dress in Rifle Paper Co. Rayon

Six weddings in five months. That’s been the happy, if daunting, theme of my year. Who doesn’t like a good wedding? The vows, the tears, the dress, the champagne, the Hall and Oates, the elderly couple who can kick your ass on the dance floor. 521 more words


Adeus Verão / Goodbye Summer

Olá olá!!

É oficial, as manhãs estão mais frescas, e os dias mais curtos, o Verão está mesmo de saída e o Outono a começar. Está na altura de dar aos roupeiros a rotação bi-anual de roupas sazonais, mas antes que o Verão se fosse de vez, fiz o esforço de finalmente terminar algumas peças de vestuário para o Verão. 936 more words


A Slow Start

Well, it’s been a slow start to my Italian renaissance dress. I didn’t have any tracing fabric to trace the pattern (no way am I cutting up a $20 pattern!) so I had to order some, and in the mean time I realized that I… 681 more words


Back to School Sewing

I’m totally failing at the capsule wardrobe for my girls.  Pretty much everything clashes with each other!  My big girl loves to mix and match the weirdest prints too, so things get  574 more words


Named Clothing Helmi tunic dress

When Named Clothing released their new collection I knew I had to buy the Helmi tunic pattern. Immediately!

This is a terrific pattern with a  concealed button closure and a curved uneven hemline. 241 more words


Upcycled Chair

To see what I did with this old chair, a pot of paint and these colourful fabrics, click on the link below: –

Minerva Crafts Blogger’s Network: Upcycled Chair