Archive for February, 2015

Feb 28 2015

Fixin’ some denim

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For some bizarre reason, the men in my life have been asking me to fix their work pants. I think I’m getting decent at it. It’s not the most beautiful job, but considering these pants are typically used for painting and yard work, I’m happy with it. Here’s a look at my hand work.

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Feb 25 2015

Growing the pattern stash

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So . . . I’ve kinda been growing the pattern stash recently. I’m not really sure this is a good thing. It’s like adding things to my To Do list when I haven’t finished the things already on it. I’ve come to like the patterns from smaller houses more and more over the last few […]

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Feb 22 2015

District 8 Skirt

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A while ago (yeah, this is a throw-way-back post) I played in a Game based on the Hunger Games called the Famine Game. My team was chosen to represent District 8: Textiles and we needed costumes which represented us and our district. Since we’re all girls, we tend to go with some shade of pink. […]

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Feb 19 2015

Printed pattern organization

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For my January Seamwork patterns, I got them printed at Kinko’s because last time, pasting together 40 some pages for the Oslo took way too much of my life (3 episodes of Castle). I still trace out the pattern because if it’s the wrong size, I don’t want to have to get it reprinted. It wouldn’t […]

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Feb 16 2015

Collette Seamwork 3004: Manila leggings

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From the January issue of Seamwork, I made the Manila leggings. These fall into the muslin category. Going into this, I knew I was using some of the most horrible fabric known to man. It’s some sparkly pink 2-way stretch lycra. And by stretch, I mean that it stretches and kinda stays there. It has […]

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Feb 13 2015

Experiments in Dying Fabric: Tumble Dye

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I decided to try some experiments in dying using some new types of dye. Basically I was looking for a way to do interesting (non-solid color) dye patterns without having buckets of dye or using a stovetop. The first one I decided to try was Tumble Dye which I picked up from Dharma Trading, the […]

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Feb 10 2015

Emmeline Apron by Sew Liberated

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I had had this fabric for a long time. A very long time. Remember when I got it back in 2008? Right. So I had always planned to make an Emmeline Apron with it. I made this Emmeline apron with cupcake fabric in the meantime. Well, I finally had some down time so I finally […]

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Feb 07 2015

Vogue 7104: Flowered silk necktie

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Tie number two. This fabric was fabric my dad had picked out when he came to visit me during grad school. I have had it for many years. And I finally got around to sewing it. Spurred on by my success of conquering my silk tie demon, I was ready to do this one. This […]

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Feb 06 2015

Vogue 7104: Blue silk necktie

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Tie number one. I had first gotten this fabric with my dad about 15? years ago. I made him a tie out of it but it was horrible. The fabric is a beautiful light silk but I was unaccustomed to working with silk and certainly not used to working with it on the bias. The […]

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Feb 04 2015

Designer Neckties

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I recently completed two neckties for my dad. He wears them on a daily basis. Each of them has a back story. Stories coming in the next few days.

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