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Opian Herens Bathrobe

I began this project while I was still pregnant with the grand idea of making a comfy robe for labor and delivery. I had assembled most of it, with only the bias trim remaining, and the night before I went into labor I thought “hmm, I should work on that robe.” But then I thought, “nah, if I’m in early labor I can still sew in between contractions. But then this baby decided she had…

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Grainline Linden Sweatshirt Version 2

It’s already getting too hot to wear long sleeves in Austin but I loved this chunky, coral, rib knit fabric from Joann so much that I decided to try sewing a “summer sweater.” That’s not a real term but I’m claiming it now. This is my second version of Grainline Linden Sweatshirt pattern. This time I went with View B – slightly cropped without the hem band, shorter sleeves and no cuffs. The boxy shape of…

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Greenstyle Creations Sundance Jacket

This jacket is not my best work. Just putting that out there at the start. But sometimes you just need to see a project through to the end and I’m glad I finished it. And while I liked the design (thumb cuffs, hood, curvy fit), the combination of fabric, fit, and details just wasn’t working for me. This is my Greenstyle Creations Sundance Jacket. I originally bought the pattern because I loved the pleated back…

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Closet Case Patterns Ebony Dress

My serger is currently on the fritz so I haven’t been sewing as much, and what I have been sewing are gifts. And since I can’t really share those, I guess I’ll catch up on a few unblogged projects… This is the Ebony knit Dress by Closet Case Patterns. I made View A with the scoop neck of View B. I sewed this dress as a sample for my new class at The Cloth Pocket in…

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Sequin Grainline Lark Tee

In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been sewing much lately. I’ve had a few sewing setbacks with a couple patterns I’ve tried and I just haven’t been feeling that inspired. But I have made a few things, like this sparkly Lark Tee I sewed as a sample for a class I taught at the Cloth Pocket. I got the fabric from a swap. It’s a burnout jersey of mysterious fiber content with tiny sequins…

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Sewaholic Pacific Leggings, McCall’s 7446 Leggings, Simplicity 1463 Top

Another day, another activewear sewing project. What can I say? I’m obsessed. This time it’s a triple threat! First up: the Sewaholic Pacific Leggings. I made view C, the cropped leggings, with one big alteration: I slashed the back legs and added mesh panels behind the knees which echo the style lines in view B. One small alteration: I nixed the crotch gusset (the feature that made me excited to try this pattern) because, well,…

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Hudson Pants and Two Pneuma Sports Bras

Activewear sewing continues! These are my third True Bias Hudson Pants and my first capri version. They’re made from a super soft and lightweight “denim” French terry from LA Finch Fabrics that I also used for this Plantain shirt. I cut a size 4 so they’re pretty slim fitting and I also adjusted the front crotch curve to get rid of some excess fabric in the center. Other than that, the only change I made was…

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Two Plantain Shirts (plus bonus adorable cat)

This post has an extra special appearance from Betsy – my relative’s adorable fluffy Persian kitty. I can’t tell if she’s annoyed with me holding her because her face always looks like that. Either way, she’s super nice. My cat, Peanut, would never let me hold her like this. Both of the knits for these two shirts are from LAFinchFabrics.com. I bought them for other projects which have been cut out but not yet sewn….

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