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Sewing | Olivia Pope White Mini Coat

I’ve finally begun to make some headway on this Simplicity 2508 winter coat. This coat reminds me a lot of something Scandal’s Olivia Pope would wear. The style lines are classic with a modern twist. I should be finished in January. Stay tuned for forthcoming updates on this project! Pattern link: http://www.simplicity.com/misses-jackets/2508.html

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Hot Patterns Jewelry Roll

Just wanted to post some pictures of my Hot Patterns jewelry roll.  It’s a free pattern found on Fabric.com.  This is a cute idea, but the pattern needed tweaking.  I don’t really care for the use of prepackaged bias tape; it’s very stiff and kind of changes the feel of the jewelry roll.  If I…

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Review | Butterick 5505 Backpack

Pattern: Butterick 5505 View B Description: Triangular-shaped, lined backpack, with an outside pocket. Size: 16″ x 15″ Fabric: Faux alligator skin from Joann’s This backpack is another UFO from the fall of 2010. There were some challenges in constructing this backpack. For starters, the faux alligator skin is slick, so that made marking the fabric…

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Review | Vogue 2850 Anna Sui Blouse

Pattern: Vogue 2850 View B Description: Close-fitting, empire-waist, sleeveless, wrap top with neck flounce. Size: 12 Fabric: Some sort of “designer” polyester from Fabric.com. I think it is a bit stiff for this pattern, but the added body of the fabric made it very easy to work with. A silk chiffon or crepe would give…

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Time to Organize!

Does your fabric stash get as unwieldy as mine? I’ve gone to pains to organize the small space where I store my bounty. However, even though my fabric is put away most of the time, it’s out of sight out of mind. Oh, and how many yards of that cotton lawn do I have again?…

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Working on a Jacket from Last Fall

Last fall I began working on the McCall’s 5190 (out of print) jacket. I fell in love with this jacket from a local boutique, but the thing retailed at $839. That’s $839!!! So, I decided, “I can make that.” But somewhere among house hunting, closing, moving, and settling in, I let this project (and others)…