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One Week, One Pattern

Ooops, I’m a little late on this one. But I think I have an excuse – I was out of town all weekend for a wedding so I wasn’t able to blog (but I was able to wear my Macaron dress for the wedding. It’s nice to have clothing that serves a purpose in your wardrobe). The Goal: Anyway, even if I am a little late I have been wearing my “One Week, One Pattern”…

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Self Drafted Sweatshirt Jacket, or In Other News, I now have Purple Hair

I made this jacket partially as a contributor challenge on the Sew Weekly (in case you haven’t heard yet, the Sew Weekly has opened up the floodgates and is allowing anyone to contribute a project for each weekly challenge!) but also because from my Closet Catalogue I knew I needed (and wanted) more jackets! So excuse me is much of this post is taken from my Sew Weekly post. This jacket was originally inspired by…

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Sleeve Experiments – Simplicity 2956

A few weeks ago, the lovely Rachel from Always a Project sent me a few patterns in the mail. Thanks Rachel!! So of course I had to try them out starting with Simplicity 2956. I wanted to try this sleeve design which I had seen on some RTW shirts but that I had never worn or made. I changed a couple parts of the pattern, though. I made the basic v-neck t-shirt design but I…

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Striped Shirt Restyle

I bought this shirt from the J Crew outlet a couple years ago and at first I liked it but after a few weeks I started to get a sinking feeling about this top. I bought it at a time when I needed a lightweight long sleeve shirt for Texas’ mild winter and thought this fit the bill. The first sign that something was wrong was when I seriously considered being a pirate for Halloween…

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Lace Top T-Shirt

This is another one of those “I finished it last week but never took pictures of it” projects. It is a gray t-shirt with pretty black lace over the upper part and I used some black bias binding to cover the raw edges of the lace. I like the contrast of the gray and black but I think it would also look nice in one solid color. One thing I was worried about was the…

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Using Scraps: Elastic Waist Knit Skirt

I had so much fabric left over from making this dress a few months ago that I decided to use the rest to make a skirt! It is an elastic waist encased in fabric with a gathered skirt. The fabric is a knit rayon jersey. I made this using a serger but you can use a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine and it will work the same. The look of this skirt is…

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Karen Cardigan

Another unfinished project checked off my list. This cardigan is a Burdastyle pattern and I really like working with knits (using a serger is super fast on seams!) and I’m low on sweaters this year so I decided to give it a try. The fabric is this lovely cream organic cotton jersey knit. It is slightly heavier than t-shirt fabric so the sweater is perfect for chilly restaurants or movie theatres (I’m always cold in…

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Floral Jersey Dress

I’ve been doing a lot of sewing lately and feeling inspired. Here’s one of my finished projects. It is hard to find good printed jersey fabric, at least around here. I found the fabric at Joann and paired it up with this Cynthia Rowley pattern. The pattern was surprisingly easy. I also used knit interfacing for the first time. I think the dress turned out pretty nice and super comfy.

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