Monthly Archives: August 2008

Vogue 8335 – Wrap Tunic

I love leggings, but I’m not 20 anymore, so I prefer long tunics over them. This one looked like a good bet, so I whipped up a muslin in a cotton knit. For the first time ever, I attempted a … Continue reading

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Here Be Katzen

Yeah, more cats. The sewing room was meant to be Emma’s, since this unholy duo chase her all over the rest of the house. Somehow, though, Emma’s shelf gets co-opted now and then by Sally and Alex. There’s obviously no … Continue reading

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PacSafe CitySafe 200 Review and Mod

Years ago, when I was living in Cuernavaca, I modified my backpack by putting metal screening across the bottom and sides to make it slash proof. When I was robbed, the thieves were only able to open my decoy pocket. … Continue reading

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Vogue 8323 – Scoop-Neck Top

I’d made the cowl version of this shirt previously and really liked it. Opportunities to wear it aren’t frequent, though, since the cowl is really exaggerated — fun, but not too practical for every day. I love the lines of … Continue reading

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Butterick 5111 – Hat With Scarf

This was the problem: an unexpected week in a eastern city at the steamiest time of the year, and no hat to wear. Well, no hat that didn’t look as if I was ready for a ten mile trek in … Continue reading

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Actually, I Prefer Noile

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Diva Bag: Straps and Exterior

Because I plan to use my Diva bag on an upcoming trip (and because I like stuff like this!), I added some traveler-friendly security features. The first modification was putting slash-proof wire into the straps. I bought vinyl coated galvanized … Continue reading

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Diva Bag: The Lining

Here’s how the lining gets assembled for the Diva Essential Designer Bag. First you put together the pockets that will line the front and back of the bag. If you want to jazz them up, this is the time — … Continue reading

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