Monthly Archives: September 2012

Seafoam striped skirt with a repurposed zip gives new life to an Oscar de la Renta denim jacket

This denim jacket has been languishing in my wardrobe for about ten years. It was made with an Oscar de la Renta Vogue Pattern and a stretch denim bought in Tampere, Finland (my brother worked for Nokia for a while, … Continue reading

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Plans: A Chanel inspired jacket and the gorgeous fabric for it

This weekend’s ‘sewing’ activities. Tracing off patterns Burdastyle 03-2012-109 Buying fabric online click image to view source The online buying fabric bit was a first for me. But it was not just any online fabric seller, it’s Gorgeous Fabrics. I’m … Continue reading

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Spring chambray maxi skirt

Spring has sprung and with it the need for another maxi skirt. This time in a Felicity size and style. The long side slit saves it from Amishness (but not silly poses). Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 11-2011-116B I’ve made this … Continue reading

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The newsprint maxi skirt

Yes, I am eating breakfast. There was a cup of coffee on the porch wall too, just out of frame. Those novelty knits with ruffles have been around for several seasons. I’ve succumbed to their temptations before and made a … Continue reading

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Anthropologie knockoff completed

Grab your sunglasses. I might have put this dress on, but it is definitely wearing me! Even my red patent platform wedges are playing second fiddle. I’m glad this project is finished. Technical Details Pattern: This dress was based on … Continue reading

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