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Eve Dress (Toile)

I had been hoping to sew the Eve Dress from SewOverIt for a while. But the pattern was only available through one of their classes. I was stalking the website, waiting for a class to be scheduled at the Clapham branch, when they released the Eve dress as a paper pattern. 358 more words


Sewing for Baby

I finished the baby quilt for my niece in plenty of time for my trip this coming weekend…Yay! The color in the pictures is not quite right…the fabrics are a little more saturated but this is the best I could get :-/ 272 more words


Brussels Costume and Lace Museum

Following a few days in Germany, our route home left us with a few hours to spare in Brussels in Belgium. Once we had visited lots of chocolate shops and wandered around… 301 more words


August 18 and 19, 1851 -"Julia's family (the Lawrences) join her at Sing Sing and reflections on Samuel Lawrence""

Tuesday. 18. Aug. 1851. Sing Sing.

A lovely cool day, first night for comfort.

A friend called on
us, to me unexpected.

I awoke stiff and wearied, not able to get up. 431 more words


Arlow Dress

There’s a new pattern from Bebekins – the Arlow dress and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do :)

Faithful to her style, Diorella designed a classic dress with lots of options and details: 4 necklines, 5 collars, and 3 sleeve options to choose from. 708 more words


The forgotten WIP war

In July I posted a WIP rally because I was trying to will myself to cross some things off of the list. Good news – it worked and ALL of those things are finished. 398 more words


Two Cocos...better late than never!

Finally a sewing blog and an overdue one at that!  For Christmas, Camilla bought me the Coco & Bettine patterns.  I had resisted buying them for myself for so long and I really don’t know why, especially now I’ve made them and LOVE them!   411 more words