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Silk dress

This is the first time I made a silk dress for myself. I found this gorgeous Italian silk on sale from Britex and couldn’t resist it. I prepared by reading tips on working with silk and bought silk pins and silk … Continue reading

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My first quilt block: a comedy in 3 parts

I’ve been sewing for about 40 years but I’ve only just learned quilting. I’m not sure why I waited! Maybe I started now because my wardrobe consists of dark, mostly solid colors and quilting is a way to play with … Continue reading

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Embroidered luggage tags

I have a hard time finding luggage tags that look nice and aren’t ridiculously expensive, so I decided to make some myself. For the first one, I wrote my name and phone number in pen on the fabric. That was … Continue reading

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Laptop sleeve, II

My daughter has a new laptop to take to college later this month, so I made her a sleeve for it. She loves the color yellow, and I happened to have some yellowish felt that was originally a wool shawl. … Continue reading

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Wide leg pants!

I was so inspired by the success of the shorts I made, that I took the plunge on pants. I don’t think I’ve ever had a pair of wide leg pants that fit properly, so I am very pleased with … Continue reading

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Bias-cut top and shorts

Although I’ve made garments on the bias before, I wasn’t very successful, because I didn’t do the proper prep work. I recently tried on a camisole and shorts sleep set at Anthropologie and thought they were really cute, but the … Continue reading

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I made shorts!

Although I have made pants before, they never fit right. I tried again with the Colette’s Iris pattern. Here is my practice pair of shorts that I made with some left-over fabric. I had to adjust the pattern a bit … Continue reading

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