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Ikat Shirtdress

I seem to be on a using-my-precious-fabrics spree. This one is ikat from Cloth House again. Cotton, I think. What makes ikat special is that the pattern is planned before weaving. With the help of a bit of math, areas

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Granville #2

I don’t even remember when I sewed this one up. January or February. I wore it when we went to Montebello so I know it was done then. I meant to get pictures during that trip but never got around

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Sewing Dare #1

Almost a year ago, Crafting a Rainbow started a new Sewing Dares challenge. I signed up because, duh. Doesn’t it sound like so much fun? I ended up with 3 dares: make something for myself with fabric I’d painted, sew myself

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Kitty Cat Top

I made this top a full month ago and I only got around to taking pictures this week.  It has kitty cats all over! I don’t usually do this type of novelty print but I couldn’t resist.  It’s an ITY

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Holiday-Everyday Skirt

Right before the holidays, I realized my wardrobe was severely lacking in fancy wear.  I have some cute Summer dresses but nothing for Winter.  I had no desire to spend time and money on something I’d only wear once in

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Harris Tweed Wrap Skirt

This is some of the wool I bought in Scotland, the real handwoven Harris Tweed stuff.  And that reminds me that I forgot to sew one of the tags they gave me into the skirt.  Must do that. I’d always

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Ginger Jeans Take Two

Or the tale of the stretchy-not stretchy-too stretchy denim and the crappy pictures (because E was home sick that day so I didn’t get to take my time like I usually would). It starts with my favorite skinny jeans needing

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