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March 2012 Blog Posts (8)

The Eames Sheath


The Facts

Fabric: organic cotton from Mona Luna's Circa 50 collection, poly lining (I know, tragic to pair poly with something as nice as organic cotton, but it's what fit my budget)

Pattern: Simplicity 3833

Notions: dove gray 1/2" single fold bias tape

Year: c. 1960's

Time to complete: several hours

First worn:…


Added by Mari Miller on March 21, 2012 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Another retro mission is over!

I finally finished my retro dress from Butterick patterns B6582. I'll be honest with you. Although the illustrations on the pattern envelope of elegant feminine look of 60s do get you excited about buying this pattern, you don't get that retro look when your project is finished. Or maybe, it's just me... 

Still, my love for black…


Added by irem on March 21, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

A Modern Day Blouse Gone Romantic!

Well, if you have seen many of the garments I’ve sewn, you may realize that I never actually use a “modern-day” pattern – they are all either Edwardian costumes or 1930-50s dresses.  So at the beginning of 2012 I decided I was going to use a real, all-out, modern pattern that I could actually wear today.  No frills or furbelows, just a down-to-earth, pretty knit top.  Ha ha!  It seems I am completely incapable of sewing anything plain at all!

This blouse is about as…


Added by Edelweiss Patterns on March 16, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments

First day of sewing in ages!

Today I intend to sew a blouse I cut out last week using a vintage New Look Maudella pattern number 6175.  It is using fabric I had in my stash from who knows where and from how long ago!.  Amazingly it hasn't creased even after all that time in my box.  I also want to crack on with finishing an evening gown started last year which I intend to wear on Saturday night.  Fingers crossed. 

Added by Debby on March 15, 2012 at 3:08am — No Comments

Lace skirt - I did it, I did it :)

I was adoring the lace skirts and dresses so much for so long! Finally I managed to sew one for myself. I could have sewed a loose fitting gauze and a chic and colorful facing inside (which is definitely on my to do list!) but I couldn't find a good quality gauze fabric in the color of my liking yet. So I took the harder path and made a skirt with cotton lace bands...…


Added by irem on March 13, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Roland Mouret “Galaxy Dress” - I finally made it!

Let me share with you the dress that is in the top of my “list of honour” since the day I started sewing. It’s the famous “Galaxy Dress” by the famous French designer Roland Mouret. 

Well…even at least this post should convince you to sew your own clothes!…

Mouret designed this dress as a part of his 2005-6 fall-winter collection. The dress is so famous that it has it’s own name “Galaxy Dress” :) Vouge Patterns made its knock-off one year…


Added by irem on March 13, 2012 at 7:52am — 4 Comments

Sew Weekly Catch up!

Oh Wow! February just flew by for me. Most nights I got to catch up on what everyone was creating but I just didn't have any time to create anything myself. So I've missed a few of the themes past, but I still have ideas for them which I'd love to get to some day!

First up, I got started on a muslin for the Valentine theme... but it didn't work out in time... Things started to get busy!…


Added by Morgan Sin on March 11, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

the "Corded Bleu and Velvet" Sweater Refashion

Hello, Weekly Sewists!  This is my first contribution to the circle.  It is a pleasure to be here.

Here are the facts:

Fabric: 90′s 100% cotton sweater from Salvation Army, blue polyester "velvet" remnant from my mother's immense stash

Pattern: Self-drafted, when applicable …


Added by Alice Louise Tremont on March 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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