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July 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Here I go.

I just cut out my first shirt pattern- Colette Pattern's Sorbetto. A few people recommended this as a starter project. I pinned it up to my dress form and it kinda looks like a shirt. Now, I need to convince myself that I can sew it. Frightening.

Added by mary w on July 25, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Princess Catherine's Wedding Dress on Display!

I'm not sure how many of you have heard the news, but Princess Catherine's beautiful wedding dress in now on display at Buckingham Palace.  In an unprecedented act, the costume curator has permitted the gown to be viewed without any glass between the tourists and the dress itself!  I'm sure there will be limits on how close visitors can actually get to the royal dress, but it is still an absolutely wonderful idea!  Also on display are the earrings, wedding shoes, tiara, and wedding cake…


Added by Edelweiss Patterns on July 25, 2011 at 12:28am — No Comments

Hello Sew Weekly!

I am brand new to the world of sewing and have great expectations and dreams of being able to make all of my own clothing. Regrettably, I am having a very hard time getting the hang of it. Can anyone recommend any starter projects? I have a bunch of dress patterns from the 1950's that I can't wait to make, but I don't want to ruin them until I feel comfortable. Any suggestions would be amazing. Thanks!

Added by mary w on July 24, 2011 at 5:28am — 2 Comments

The world's most extravagant war-time apron

My Vintage Apron - At long last!


I blogged about it at

Added by Trish Blair on July 20, 2011 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Pattern Giveaway - Simplicity 3673

Sadly, I purchased this and made it halfway up before realizing that the cup-size on this dress was half of what I needed. I just didn't realize that the bust measurement didn't take a D cup into account and now I have a half-sewn dress with a ridiculously cut bodice.


I'm not much for fussing with pattern alteration, so I will happily mail this to someone who…


Added by Megan Eliza on July 20, 2011 at 7:53am — No Comments

Fabric lust

Whenever I'm buying the $12 a yard fabric, I'm telling myself... well at least it's not the $30 a yard fabric. Know what I mean?

Added by Megan Eliza on July 14, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Sunshine-sewn Sorbetto

Over the holiday weekend, I wanted to spend some quality time with my family, be outdoors, and still get some sewing done. A snappy Sorbetto, whipped up on the patio with Mom as the official bias cutter and all-around sewing companion was the best solution!

Read more on my blog, including a handy tip for stitching on the bias binding :)



Added by lavender m. on July 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Fitting Shorts is Hard

Just made my first pair of shorts ever, not so easy.  



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Added by Nicole Foley on July 6, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Close Encounters of the Third Time!


The Facts

Fabric:         Cotton Gauze $3 a yard (3 yards)

White Cotton lining ($1 a yard) (3 yards)

Patterns:         Amy Butler Cabo Halter (from stash)



Added by Patricia Austin on July 4, 2011 at 12:57pm — No Comments

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