Monthly Archives: January 2014

Vogue 1387 —sloooooow progress

I’ve made some progress, but it’s slow going.   Here’s where I am so far: I haven’t given the yoke a good press yet, but I did pin the yoke and facing together.   The facing on the back isn’t really working … Continue reading

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HELP!!!! Starch Discoloration

My attempt at starching the fabric has led to some discoloration.  Am I out of luck with this fabric?? I put the full question here in the PR Fabric forum b/c I figured the most people would see it that … Continue reading

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Vogue 1387 Muslin

I made my muslin today!  I was debating about even making one, but I really didn’t know how this shirt would fit, so thought it was wise to take the time. I used this icky polyester that I bought from … Continue reading

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Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Part II

= Ha ha ha.  It’s supposed to be really cold here over the next couple of days and I may just wear this….it IS really stinkin’ warm! No sewing on the vogue tonight…I’m tired and just decided to goof off … Continue reading

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Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should?

Ehh, I’m still deciding.    It’s very furry…and purple…  It’s REALLY warm though!   Review here:   Ultimately, I decided on using the Kwik Sew pattern, just to try something different.  I think I’m done with furry vests for awhile.  🙂   … Continue reading

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Moving on (to me!)

The bikini is done and has been shipped off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I always have such a sense of accomplishment when a project has been completed relatively successfully. Oh, what’s that you say???  This post is worthless without pics!  Well, here you go! … Continue reading

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Ol’ Stripey!

Stripey and me are getting to become good friends!  I had a little bit of time to work on it and got the bikini pieces done.  This suit is really pretty easy and quick to sew.  They are almost complete, … Continue reading

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Contemplating colors

Good news!  I have my results back and I’m a cool, soft summer, AKA a “Toned Summer.”  My swatches should be arriving shortly.  I know that this is definitely going to require a wardrobe overhaul.   Generally, the recommendation is to … Continue reading

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Stripey Bikini In Process!

I had a chance to work on my sister’s bikini for a little bit tonight.   I had all the pieces cut out over the weekend, but then life took over.  Tonight I did some preliminary work and some work on … Continue reading

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PJ Pants and a Bikini

The PJ Pants are done and Kevin has them on now! YEAH!  Another successful pair.  This is Butterick 5153 again. Since that’s done, I’ve decided that I’m going to make my sister a bikini next.  I had made her one … Continue reading

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