Cambie

Liberty Cambie

One of the first things I realized I love about Madison is that the weather is warm enough in summer to wear cute little summer dresses.  My cute little summer dress repertoire was zilch when I moved from San Francisco, because one pretty much just wears jeans and boots all “summer” long.  Because even if…

Cake Toppers

Wedding Crafts

I’ve made a number of interesting things this year… and apparently haven’t posted about any of them. I’m going to try to post more regularly for the next year, as I’m blissfully unemployed while The Professor and I are traveling for his sabbatical. One reason I haven’t been blogging is I was a little busy planning…

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2013 In Review

I finished a LOT of projects last year. Purple wool dress – I learned so much from Susan Kalje’s Craftsy.com class. Green and White poly charmeuse drape neck. Never work with slippery poly again! This was a fun weekend project – love how the orange piping really makes this dress! Black cowl-neck dress (no picture)…

The 2014 Queue

There are many things I want to sew this year. These are sort of prioritized.  Where I already have the fabric, it is noted. Renfrew top (Sewaholic) in brown wool knit Lola Sweatshirt Dress (Victory Patterns), I already have the grey material Roxanne blouse (Victory Patterns), I have a yard of silk chiffon that would…

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LWD – Finished!

Seems like much of my spare minutes were dedicated to this project over the last months to get it done by the contest deadline.  But maybe it’s good to have a deadline, because, after all – it is done!  And it looks great! Sweetheart Bodice: other than the half-inch FBA, I didn’t do any alterations.…

Bodice lining

The Little White Dress (LWD)

  The washing of the silk is done, and it’s after January 15, so it is time to start sewing the Little White Dress! Cutting the silk was easier that I thougt it would be.  I started on the lining – a China silk which is SUPER thin.  From this I cut a sweetheart bodice…