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Update on another WIP: the landscape dress

Remember me talking about this gorgeous fabric?

You were most helpful in deciding which pattern to use and I even made a muslin.

Then I got cold feet. 321 more words


Felicity’s formal dress finally finished

Phew. Finished is a good way for it to be. There were a few more f-words I could have used in that title, but this is a family blog. 287 more words


The tale of two “muslins”

Are you a muslin (toile) maker? Or do you get straight into the pattern with your fabric and fit as you go (or, like me, hope for the best)? 645 more words


Learning New Sewing Skills: Simplicity 2444 Draft

When I started sewing, learning new skills was my main goal–it still is. Here’s one of my early hits/misses, a first draft of Simplicity 2444, sewn in February 2014: 250 more words


Trying to Underline

This happens to me more times than I care to admit. :D


Silk chiffon dress: nothing at all like a Chux!

Felicity fell in love with this beautiful blue and white silk chiffon at one of Gay Naffine’s recent fabric sales.

He who Cooks thought it looked like a… 631 more words


Completed: The Marlborough Bra

Omg, you guys! I made a bra!

And not only that – it actually fits! It’s comfortable! And it’s PRETTY!

Besides the little bralettes I played around with a couple months ago (which totally don’t count), this is actually the first bra I have ever made. 2,469 more words

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