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A few years ago, I picked up a couple of yards of this crazy printed cotton jersey and made myself a dress: There it is on the dressmaker’s dummy. And here it is, on the dressmaker. I was rummaging through my scrap bag the other day looking for a piece of red corduroy I needed […]

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Since I’m awake anyway:

I’ll show you some things I’ve made recently. First things first, I’ve got a baby’s butt to keep covered, so I did the mundane, cheapskate thing and made a bunch of diapers. Using this pattern: I made two dozen diapers. Most of them are just boring, plain white: with blue topstitching, but some of them […]

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I’ve had this sewing pattern for ages. It was in a box of oddments my grandma gave me shortly after I bought my sewing machine. So, it’s been in my stash since 1996. Grandma had hooked me up with some old sewing patterns, some extra fabric, a couple of how-to books, and a fantastic box […]

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Well, well. The last time I posted about diapers, I was quite, quite silly. The “doody diaper” resides in my Milk Crate Of Baby Stuff, and will, of course, be used, but so will this one: This was some novelty calico I bought out of the remnant basket at Bon Bon Atelier last year. I […]

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I’ve been jackassing around making purses lately, and this little thing, which was basically an experiment in scrap fabric, has turned out so well I’m actually pretty stoked about it. It’s an older Amy Butler print, and is scrap fabric leftover from a project I did for a friend four years ago. Other scrap from […]

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I think they call it “up-cycling.”

I was on Flickr yesterday (a regular online stop for me) and was checking out the Home-Made Maternity group, because at the moment, it is relevant to my interests. This one woman had posted a really cute smock she’d made for herself of an olive-green diamond-printed fabric with orange, floral appliques. She had noted that […]

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So said McCall’s back in 1973, and you know what? They weren’t kidding. This little frock was easy to make and should be easy to wear. It’s essentially an a-line from armpit to hem, given shape by the crossover sash which is integrated into the neckline binding. I made it a bit more complicated than […]

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…to keep cocking it up this relentlessly. But I managed to persevere through my incompetence and produce what turned out to be an actually pretty dress: This finally turned out very well. The fabric and the pattern combined almost perfectly. This pattern was intended specifically for moderate stretch knits. This fabric is not a knit […]

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Yesterday, I was grousing on Facebook about having an episode of numptiness wherein I assembled the sections of a shaped waistband upside-down and stitched them to the bodice that way, then wondered why the waistband looked like the top of a tent. So, this morning I sat down, fixed the cursed waistband, re-installed it, did […]

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Well, I made a bit more maternity-appropriate clothing in the past week or so. The following dress was made up from some fabric that is so pretty I may well wear it even after the baby is born. The pattern is Simplicity 5034 from 1973. With sleeves ganked from another pattern contemporary to it, as […]

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