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Simplicity 2482, A Hoodie Dress Mash-Up

May 26th, 2021 No comments

My beloved robe is falling to pieces and resisting all attempts to necessitate it. This is what I made to convince myself to retire my beloved old friend:

“Very Benedictine” said Mr. Noile.

To make it, I hauled out Simplicity 2482, from 2009, and set to work.

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Green Pepper F559 Full Moon Baglet

May 20th, 2021 No comments

It’s a baglet because, even though I made the largest size in the pattern, it’s still quite compact. But for my purposes, it’s a great size, and the design is just plain fun. Contrary to what you see here, this bag is more or less bright red, because all the black and white clothing I’ve made lately needed something bright to offset that starkness.

Stuffed to the brim.

As with Green Pepper patterns generally, the drafting was on point and the instructions were clear. Naturally, though, I couldn’t leave well enough alone, so I changed things up a bit. And, equally naturally, I got into a bit of trouble along the way.

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A Woven Tee

May 13th, 2021 No comments

I’m always dreaming of a woven tee for all occasions. (OK, for most occasions.) On a visit to my favorite fabric store anywhere — Stitch Sew Shop, in Alexandria, Virginia — I spied the pattern which became this little linen tee.

The person who helped me gave an honest appraisal of the pattern when I asked for it — that’s real customer service! — so I was able to go ahead with some idea of its limitations.

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Vogue 1486 Fungi Version

May 6th, 2021 4 comments

There’s a wonderful store in Montreal called MycoBoutique, which is all about the marvelous mushroom. Along with fungi, one can buy all kinds of foraging and collecting equipment, mushrooms themselves, and an assortment of lovely fabrics, all related, in some way, to fungi.

I made my second version of this Vogue 1486 top from a cotton/linen (I think) blend I bought there.

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