Celebration Time

On August 31, 2011 I turned over a new leaf I gave up buying Ready-to-Wear clothing for one year and vowed to make my clothes instead. Today I’m celebrating because I not only set out to do what I intended, but I completed an experience that brought me great pleasure and satisfaction. I must have needed a challenge! I was spending huge amounts of money on clothes and was constantly shopping. I bought way too many clothes that looked alike, and had entirely too many clothes that were barely worn. One day I snapped, gave up shopping, began sewing my […]

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Ginger Made: M6553

Oh, hey! I didn’t see you there… I was too busy strutting around in my NEW DRESS! I’m kind of in love with this dress, but I’m not really sure why. It departs from my usual style quite a bit– I never wear anything this loose since I’m pretty rectangular, but while it may not be flattering, exactly, I love the comfort and the unusual silhouette. It feels so trendy and fun! And while shaped hemlines will probably be out of style next season, I can just trim it even and hopefully get some more wear out of it. It’s […]

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Butterick 5353 – White peacock dress

Along with my love of all things yellow, I also adore anything printed with peacock feathers. Apparently a lot of other people feel the same way because every time I find one online and put it in a wish list awaiting a sale, it will immediately sell out. I found this one on Mood’s online store and, even though it is considered home dec fabric, snapped it up. It is a cotton canvas embroidered with gold thread and the feathers are partially yellow. It’s also one of Iman’s new home decor fabrics. Being a cotton canvas, this fabric has no […]

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