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How to Sew On a Button

Using the Tartan Plaid Cape as an example, let me show you how to sew on a button! It’s the ‘joke’ task, when people talk about not knowing how to sew, they say they can’t even sew on a button. It’s amazing that people will throw out perfectly good suits, coats, and trousers, all because […]

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A Cape Update: Padstitching

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! How about a change of scenery after all the school updates and Pendrell blouse posts? Here’s an update on the vintage tartan cape I started! We’ve matched the plaids, we’ve pressed the darts, and pretty soon the cape will be finished! This is a very simple piece to […]

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Pressing Darts in Thick Coating Fabric

Thanks for all the awesome words of encouragement yesterday! It sure felt good to read all of your thoughtful comments when I came home from my first day of classes. I can’t believe I have homework already! It’s all very exciting stuff, and it’s shaping up to be a wonderful learning experience. This is a […]

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Next up: Vintage Tartan Cape

I’ve decided that my next vintage project is going to be the cape! I’ve been lusting after a cape for a while now, so I was thrilled that one of the patterns in the package from Veronica was a cape. (And matching skirt and jacket, too!) In between Pendrell Sew-Along posts, I’m going to work […]

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