Vintage and Vintage Looks

I never did like the idea of sitting on newspapers. I did it once, and all the headlines came off on my white pants. On the level! It actually happened. Nobody bought a paper that day. They just followed me around over town and read the news on the seat of my pants.

If my first pair of Sew Dolly Clackett dresses were a bright and breezy floral tribute to romance and family, then this dress is the cynical cousin who just can’t seem to find love. If the thought of a stream…
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Sew Dolly Clackett…Twice

April has managed to be a month full of inspired sew-alongs. First off, the Stash busting group theme is “Vibrant color“. I’m pretty sure these dresses couldn’t be any more vibrant. Secondly, The Monthly Stitch theme is “doubles/twins”. The most…
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Miss Bossy Patterns Made Me Do It

I might have known that putting an Independent pattern company up against any other pattern option would be guaranteed to get me bossed into making up that independent company’s pattern.  And thus, for my March Monthly Stitch project, I was bossed…
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The Rear Window Dress: Petticoat and Skirt

(You can read all posts about the Rear Window Dress by Aunty Laura.) Pulling It Apart Usually deconstruction is a release for me. I am either chopping off panels from garments willy-nilly as I let out some energy or am…
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The Rear Window Dress: Planning and Design

(You can read all posts about the Rear Window Dress.) First things first. I needed to take stock of what I had and what I needed. I thought it might be best to take the dress apart first, to make…
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