Monthly Archives: February 2014

Burda 6909 – Muslin #2

     Overall, I like it…a lot!  I think I just need to fine tune the shoulders.  Any tips on the best way to do this?? Should I just let each shoulder princess seam out a bit close to my … Continue reading

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A tale of two muslins

  First up is Burda 6909.  This is exactly as made last night, so it’s a 10 at shoulders/bust 12 at waist and 14 at hips. The shoulders and sleeves are too tight, but the waist sits where it’s supposed … Continue reading

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I made up a quick and dirty muslin tonight of Burda 6909.  Sorry, I forgot to take my cell phone down to grab some pics. I made a size 10 at the shoulders, 12 at the waist and a … Continue reading

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Anchor’s Away!!

The bikini is done!!!!    I think my sister is going to love it.  I didn’t have any normal lining, so I used this swimsuiting that I bought years ago.  That was probably of my first swimsuit fabrics and I … Continue reading

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If it walks like a duck….

When I received the color analysis from, an ebook discussing colors came as part of the package.  Part of that ebook included a personality analysis and when I spoke with Lora Alexander, the owner of prettyyourworld, she said to … Continue reading

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The Contenders

At the start of the night, I thought this was the winner, but I wasn’t sure how those pleats would work in my fabric…it’s not stiff, but it’s not super drapey either. After a time spent on the floor looking … Continue reading

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The Corporate Look

Here’s the finished top on me. Generally, this is my uniform of sorts, a button down blouse, black pants and usually a belt.    I bought about 5 pairs of these pants from Ann Taylor a few years ago (maybe 3 … Continue reading

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DONE!!!! Vogue 1387

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     The full pattern review is here: I’m still deciding if I want the decorative X over top of the buttons.  Here’s a sample that I somewhat haphazardly made.   Right now, I think I’ll leave it plain, … Continue reading

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This is probably the longest I’ve ever taken to sew a top together (gray is still in process).  This time of the year just makes me want to slow down and take it easy.   I have the sleeve plackets done … Continue reading

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