Monthly Archives: April 2008

PR Mini-Wardrobe Contest 2008

Here’s my storyboard for the PR Mini-Wardrobe Contest: I went for the two tops, two bottoms option. The first top is Stretch and Sew’s City Tee, the long-sleeved version. This should be interesting — it has a built-in shelf bra, … Continue reading

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Vogue 8499 – Marcy Tilton Pants

This pattern is turning out to be one of my all-time favorites. This time I made the pants. I love, love, love them! Yesterday was cold and rainy, and after running a few errands I retired to the sewing room … Continue reading

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A Chair For My Sewing Room

Finding a chair for my new sewing room hasn’t been easy. I didn’t want to spend a fortune until I was sure of exactly what I wanted, and none of the inexpensive chairs I’ve seen came with hardwood-floor-friendly casters. (One … Continue reading

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Vogue 8497, Take Three

Yes, I did it again. It was my spouse’s fault. He took one look at my mini-wardrobe storyboard and said “You’re nuts. Marcy’s right. If you make that shirt again in that cotton, you won’t like it.” (OK, he was … Continue reading

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DIY Reversible Copycat Bag

I loved the looks of this Keen Rose City shoulder bag when I first saw it (and every time after). The shoulder strap is very long, giving the bag a funky look, but also making wearing it pretty versatile — … Continue reading

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New Look 6483 – Woven Tank

I’m desperately looking for a top to make for PR’s Mini-Wardrobe Contest. Marcy Tilton’s new tee shirt (Vogue 8497) was on my story board, but I haven’t yet worked out the issues I wrote about last week. Since we’re only … Continue reading

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Dollar-Store Dream

Longing for elegance, but lack the bankroll? Take a look at what one craftster did with ten dollars worth of supplies from a dollar store: Impressive, no? Even more amusing than the picture itself are the details, which the creator, … Continue reading

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Handle Mod for a Straw Bag

My new fuschia dress called for a spiffy bag, but one that still managed to keep the retro theme (at least a bit). Black wicker seemed like the right answer. I didn’t like the handles on the bag I found … Continue reading

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DIY Kayak Storage

Here’s a simple kayak storage system I put together last Sunday. I used about 20 yards of webbing and four nylon buckles, all of which I bought at REI. We have only 29 inches of space for kayak storage along … Continue reading

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Vogue 8497 Revisted

A comment by bananaoil on my review of this pattern got me thinking, so I went back to this shirt, whose failings I’ve discussed in detail in a previous post. This top turned out to be very boxy, and … Continue reading

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