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    Toaster Sweater from Sew House 7

    February 19, 2018

    So now that the sewing palace is complete, the first project after all that DIY remodeling was something quick and easy. Something easy to clean up because I wanna keep it showroom pretty for awhile. lol.

    So for my first post-renovation project I made Sew House Seven’s “Toaster Sweater”. This is a beginner sewing pattern and can be completed in a day. It’s my first Sew House Seven pattern and I try to support independent pattern makers…but they tend to be a bit pricier in comparison than the big 4, but they offer an alternative. This pattern in particular is $19 which is a stretch when you can buy a McCall’s or Simplicity pattern for $1.99 on sale at JoAnn’s. I did a YouTube pattern “unboxing” in case you want to see just what you get for $19. The pattern paper is the traditional thin brown pattern paper, but the instructions are printed on a sturdy booklet. The pattern is in the generic sizing of XS – XXL akin to clothing and I made the XS because I have a small frame with a narrow back. Continue Reading

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    My sewing room…finally!

    So about 13 months later…my sewing palace is finally done! Yes, that’s an exceptionally long time for a DIY remodel, but between life, a new job, school, I just plain dragged my heels. To…

    February 11, 2018
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    Simple dress, simple style. M7543

    Nothing like a simple dress to get back in the swing of things. New job, so I need a new wardrobe. After years working at a small marketing firm with a very casual dress…

    August 1, 2017
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    Easy Shorts – New Look 6271

    I’m feeling harasses by the fall fashions. I haven’t finished with summer yet and they’re hitting me with sweaters and boots. As an act of protest I made a pair of shorts. Dang it…

    August 12, 2015
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    The Sequined Skirt

    Black tie galas…my chance to look pretty and get a new dress. I usually buy a dress that is worn once or twice and then gets stored in my closet. I may look at…

    April 28, 2015
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    The Pre-Chanel Dress, NewLook 6123

    Chanel, bouclé and tweed. They are inseparable. No matter what Karl sends down the runway, you are guaranteed to see at least one very loose weave suit or dress…possibly fringed and/or trimmed. You can literally…

    April 27, 2015
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    The Mullet Dress, BurdaStyle Magazine

    One last hurrah for the mullet dress. Not sure why I’ve stayed hooked on this trend, but for some reason I just like the style. Burda seems to be in agreement with me because…

    January 15, 2015
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    The “Scandal” Coat, Simplicity 2311

    Me and Scandal have this thing going on. In return for my dutiful viewing, it gives me a whopping dose of Shonda, smut and improbable plots. But best of all, its a mouthwatering parade…

    January 12, 2015