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From Before

I have had the hardest time getting started on anything since getting back.  So many things on the to do list and feeling overwhelmed.  Possibly because I need to adjust to the heat again.  Or something.  Whatever, I’ll get there.

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Not So Quick

After I finished my Granville shirt, I wanted to sew up something quick and easy.  I actually have a stack of quick and easy patterns that I want to sew up.  I’ve even matched them up with fabric!  I picked

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More Mending

I made this dress last year. I loved it but didn’t wear it all that much.  It suffered from “too nice to wear” syndrome.  And then, this Summer, I decided it actually looked just fine with flats and I could

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Butterfly Dress

I fell in love with the Moody Blues collection right when I saw it.  But I waited.  I needed to use up some stash first.  You can bet that I started on this as soon as the fabric stash contest

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Two More Tank Tops

And with that, I’m done with the fabric stash contest!  I’m sooooo far from the people who will be winning but I knew going in that this would happen.  Still 15 yards on a total stash of 150 yards?  That’s

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Lazy Dress

I’m not sure what possessed me last week but I decided to make a dress with a pattern I wasn’t sure I was going to like and a fabric I wasn’t sure about.  Way to get myself excited about a

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Finally

Guess what?  I finally got around to taking pictures of my Peony! So.  I’m not sure where to start.  I keep going back and forth on this dress.  One minute, I’m quite satisfied.  The next, all I see are its

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Peony Update and a Photobomb

I’ve been talking about Peony so much that I figured it was only fair to give an update.  Besides, it’s pretty much all I’ve been doing. 1. I sewed up the lining in Bemberg rayon.  It was slippery and slidey.

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Seriously?

Here’s the thing with my body and sewing.  I fit standard patterns pretty well.  My waist is thicker (thank you kids!) but that’s usually easy to take care of, either by grading between sizes or reducing the seam allowance at

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Slooooowly (With No Pictures)

The thing with blogging about making things is that you have to make things to share.  (Duh.)  And the thing is that you have to keep making new things to share.  And what does that mean?  Quick sewing because knitting

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