Archive | December, 2010

2010 in Review

Wow! What a fantastic year it’s been. So many exciting things happened in 2010! I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the past year, to celebrate the highlights and see what I’ve learned. At the beginning of this year I started my blog. Hard to believe I’ve been doing this for less than […]

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Vogue 7411: The Finished Bolero

Vogue 7411 is finished! This 1950’s bolero is made out of navy wool, lined with matching navy bemberg lining and finished off with simple navy vintage buttons. I used simple navy buttons from my collection, instead of looking for something unique. It felt like the right call, keeping the buttons subtle and tone-on-tone for this […]

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Tailor’s Tacks vs. Pin Marking

Hello again! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, full of yummy treats, family moments and sewing-related gifts. (I sure did! More on that later.) Back to the Vogue Bolero! I’ve cut it out and now I’m marking… not my favourite step. Especially if you hate cutting out, too, you probably aren’t a fan of […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderfully festive day, filled with family moments, delicious food and sewing goodies under the tree! (Christmas at my house – yes, there’s a handmade stuffed Christmas tree! I made it when I was twelve and bring it out every year.) I’ll be taking a bit of a holiday […]

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Next up: Vogue Bolero

Remember this awesome 1950’s bolero pattern? Well, it’s been teasing me the whole time I worked on Mr Sewaholic’s shirt. I’m thrilled to be finished with two days to spare – which means back to sewing for me! And even though I have a mountainous stash of fabric, I didn’t have the perfect navy wool […]

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