Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wardrobe Wrap-Up

I did it!  I knocked off (most of)  the pieces I’d planned for my Threads-inspired wardrobe!  Here are the pieces all spread out on my cutting table: Well, actually, I didn’t make several of the garments I’d planned.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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Sally lives for the day when anybody is sick. She’s been known to herd people to the bedside, madly hoping one or more will spend the day sick in bed, next to the desperate cat.  A laid-up human!  Oh, the … Continue reading

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Tunic/Tank Dress from BaseWear One Pattern 622

I’d originally planned to make a wrap jacket as part of my Threads wardrobe plan, but changed my mind, and decided to make a couple of  sleeveless tunics instead, figuring that I’d get much more use out of them in … Continue reading

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Buttons Galore

I think JoAnn’s just supplied me with the button box of my dreams.  It’s sad, though:  At least in my area, JoAnn isn’t  going to carry JHB buttons any longer.  I walked into our local stores and discovered that all … Continue reading

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Christine Jonson BaseWear One Leggings 622

My wardrobe plan includes three pair of leggings, all made from cjpatterns‘ BaseWear One pattern.  I cut the black pair just as the pattern was drafted; the cut is very, very skinny, and these are true leggings.   It’s tempting to … Continue reading

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Tilton “Original”? Vogue 8761

Have you seen this new Marcy Tilton pattern, Vogue 8761? Have you ever noticed the logo in the upper right corner?  It’s Marcy Tilton’s logo: If you can’t read the small print under, it says “Vogue Patterns Designer Original”.  Vogue, … Continue reading

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Making a Reversible Tank

Trena asked me to share my method for making reversible sleeveless tops like the ones in my wardrobe plan.  I’m glad she did, because when I sat down to make the one right after her request, I completely blanked on … Continue reading

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