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Homemade Wire Brushes

I made these prototype wire brushes!

They’re made from derailleur housing with the plastic casing stripped off, and the handles are a cut-down aluminium tent pole. 33 more words

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I'm bringing back the leisure suit!!

Yes I am!! Today I made Simplicity 2309 and Jalie 2909 out of the stretch denim that I bought at Mood. These two pieces are going to be my two “sewist’s choice” for the Pattern Review Wardrobe contest. 143 more words

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I Made Pants!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did A LOT of sewing this weekend!! I made three Jalie tops and one pair of Jalie pants!!! Can you believe it–I made pants!!!! I have never-ever made pants before, and I was kind of terrified of putting in a fly, but it wasn’t really so bad. 517 more words

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Butterick 5922

I’ve made Butterick 5922 before and I will make it again!! It’s a super-easy pattern that produces great results. This is my second top and fourth item that I have made for the Pattern Review Wardrobe contest. 101 more words

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So I went to the Walmart to buy some interfacing...

because Walmart is the only store in Boonetowne that sells interfacing at 9AM. I was ready to get my interfacing and get home when I stopped to check out theĀ  $1.50/yard sale bin. 376 more words

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More about Jalie 2921 and Butterick 6102

When last we spoke, I wasn’t so sure how I felt about Butterick 6102. Since that time, I have done the following things: (a) I bought myself a new iron–the steam function had died on my old iron; and (b) I hemmed the darn thing. 209 more words

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Wardrobe Contest Pieces 1 & 2

Here are my first two makes for the mini-wardrobe contest: Jalie 2921 and Butterick 6102. I love the Jalie top–I’ll be making this one again. I’m not quite sure about the skirt. 47 more words

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