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Regency Spencer – Laughing Moon #129

This historical costume project came about as an attempt to salvage another historical costume project. Let’s begin with the dress that inspired the jacket. Warning, this post is long so if you’d like to skip to the discussion on the jacket, continue down until you see more jacket photos. I sewed this white Regency gown years ago but due to a massive fail on my part, it lingered in the Drawer of Shame ever since….

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Papercut Patterns Adrift Dress

Back again with more #SummerSewing! Almost to the end. After this I just have one more garment to share. This is the Papercut Patterns Adrift Dress in a coral rayon twill. I used leftover white cotton cording and a couple silver eyelets for the drawstring and casing.This is the 7th pattern from Papercut that I’ve tried. They tend to fit me fairly well and overall I like their stying. Fun fact, in my original #SummerSewing…

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Seamwork Hayden

Continuing on with my #SummerSewing projects (1: Yes, I realize it is October, I’m just now getting around to blogging. 2: It is still 90+ degrees in Texas. Summer never ends…), this is my third and final shirt from my list. This is the Seamwork Hayden woven tee, altered to add a peplum skirt rather than a folded hemband. I also inserted ladder lace into the front and waist seamlines. This super lightweight navy Swiss…

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Embroidered Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress

This dress is the¬†Deer and Doe Myosotis. Another make from my¬†#SummerSewing series and possibly my favorite piece yet! I ordered this lovely white embroidered cotton from Finch Fabrics. The bodice and skirt lining is plain old white cotton.   The clear buttons are the same from my Alder Dress but in a larger size (thanks Roseana!). I’ve sewn a few Deer and Doe patterns before and this one was easy to follow. I loved the…

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Seamwork Leonora Skirt

This skirt is one of my favorite makes so far for my #SummerSewing wardrobe. I wanted a simple straight skirt so I went with the Seamwork¬†Leonora pattern. I bought this 100% cotton bull denim from Joann Fabrics. For a skirt like this, I didn’t want a stretch denim. I bought the buttons and round rivets from WAWAK. The pattern was pretty good and easy to follow. I’m pretty pear shaped so I had to grade…

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Hey June Willamette Shirt

This is another one of my projects from my #SummerSewing wardrobe: the Willamette shirt from Hey June. As soon as I saw this pattern I knew I wanted to sew it but never got around to it. I like this relaxed version of the classic shirt style. Plus the seaming, cuffs and pockets allowed for fun stripe placement. The Willamette is my first Hey June pattern I’ve made and it was pretty successful. Easy to…

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Lyocell Grainline Adler Dress

Although I’ve taught the Grainline Alder Dress in a class setting a few times, this is only the second version¬†I’ve sewn for myself! Which is surprising because I absolutely love this pattern. This dress ticks off one of my summer sewing goals (I’ve finished another top, just need to take pics, so that makes 4 completed). I bought this slinky lyocell (which is a type of rayon) from Joann fabrics. I’ve been impressed with some…

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McCall’s 7431

I had such high hopes for this dress because I LOVED this border print black and white fabric, but after completing the project, the dress feels too bold for my taste. Maybe it’s the bell sleeves or the front lacing or the piping or dizzying stripe? Maybe it’s all of it combined. Some aspect of this design pushed it over the edge into crazyville¬†and now I’m having second thoughts. Let’s back up… This incredible geometric…

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