Archive | September, 2010

Making a Statement: Day Eight

So far, it’s been pretty easy working the Self-Stitched items into my daily outfits. My only complaint is that I have too many summer items and not enough fall! In theory, any summer dress becomes a fall dress with tights and boots, but I’m not completely convinced it will work for any and every dress! Anyways… […]

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Self-Stitched September: Day Seven

Returning to work a long weekend makes me want to put a little more effort into my work outfit! It seems more fun to catch up on work, when you’re looking and feeling cute. It definitely can’t hurt! What I’m Wearing: Self-Stitched Blouse: Pendrell from Sewaholic Patterns (soon to be released!) in pink printed polyester. […]

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Self-Stitched September: Day Four

Today I’m wearing two handmade items, not just one! The vest you might remember from Me-Made-May, and the skirt was made by my sister. She gave it away as she wasn’t happy about how it turned out. Her loss, my gain! What I’m Wearing: Self-Stitched Vest: Simplicity 2556 in wool with bemberg lining Tee shirt: […]

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Self-Stitched September: Day Three

I’m super pleased with today’s outfit, because I finished something new! I finally put the buttons on my unfinished Beignet skirt. I also wrote up some quick tips on buttons and buttonholes yesterday – click here if you missed it! What I’m Wearing: Self-Stitched Skirt: Colette Patterns’ Beignet in wool with bemberg lining Blouse: no […]

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How to mark buttons and buttonholes

So, I FINALLY added the buttons to my unfinished Beignet skirt. Yay! While I was marking the buttonhole placement, it took me a while to get started. It had been so long since I’d made buttonholes! As I was marking I thought ‘This is a pretty quick way to mark buttonholes – does everyone do […]

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Self-Stitched September: Day Two

Day Two of Self-Stitched September and the sun is shining. What better reason to put on a pretty red dress and heels? (Note: I reposted this one due to technical problems, you might see it show up twice!) What I’m Wearing: Self-Stitched Dress: Vogue 9668 in red wool crepe with bemberg lining, also known as […]

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