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It was sunny enough to take photos! Neil and I were in Brooklyn Industries awhile ago and I saw a flannel shirtwaist dress.  I think I had already tried on a dress in the store that day where the armscyes were way too low, so I didn’t bother trying the flannel number on, but I […]

March 31st, 2017
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Third Time’s a Charm

A couple of years ago, I tried to make Gertie’s Shirtwaist Dress to no avail and after some serious contemplation, I decided to purchase the shirtwaist dress pattern to end them all, McCall’s 6696.  Purchasing a well-documented pattern really saved my sanity and gave me the confidence boost I needed.  I loved it so much […]

September 23rd, 2016
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Gingham-athon!

I felt that I needed a “palette-cleanser” after the disappointment of a spending forever on a dress that simply did not hit the mark (I haven’t quite finished the dress yet, it’s in timeout while I contemplate it.  My first NYC UFO let’s say).  I was pondering my sewing sorbet — I don’t have any […]

September 12th, 2016
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Two for the Price of One

Back in April, my first project on my new sewing machine, with fabric bought in this new-to-me country, was actually a pair of pyjamas, and while they’re functional, they’re not terribly exciting or sexy.  They’re also a bit worn now, so there’s that. That new-to-me fabric came from Mood Fabrics in New York.  Going to […]

September 10th, 2016
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