Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sailor Cycling

I cycle, and I like to be as visible as possible.  Bright red, screaming orange, and hideous yellow-green, yes,  ma’am, you’re my friends. But a boxy, horrible utility vest?  Not so much.  So I got a hold of two IKEA … Continue reading

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BurdaStyle Personal Measurement Card

Burda offers a print-your-own Personal Measurement Card on their website. (That’s a direct link to the .pdf, which is hard to find on their website. Clicking will invite a download of the .pdf file.) I’ve printed it out on cardstock, … Continue reading

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Replacement Rods for “My Double” Dress Form

A commenter left a tip for me, so I was able to buy an incomplete set of fitting rods for Miss Bedelia (thanks, Janice!).  Once I saw them I was able to figure out how to make replacement rods of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Dummies

Now that I am finally the size I was meant to be (and was, for what were previously the healthiest years of my adult life), I thought it would be interesting to compare my “dummies”.  I haven’t been the same … Continue reading

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Whimsical Purse Mod

I love Baggallini purses; there’s one for (almost) every occasion, and I own way too many as a result.  Usually I want a purse that can be used as a shopping bag as well as a handbag, and Baggallini has … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, Bags, DIY, Fun | 2 Comments

ABdPM 40033: Tank Dress With Contrast Skirt

This is another pattern from the wonderful French company Au Bonheur des Petites Mains.  Here’s my dress: And here’s ABdPM’s version (from their defunct website):: This pattern didn’t come in the box-style case of my previous ABdPM patterns; instead there … Continue reading

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Customized Zipper Pull for My Minoru

I like to have an extension on the zippers I use, particularly if I may wear gloves when trying to open them, or if the pockets are inside, and a little tricky to get to.  But the plain black tabs … Continue reading

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