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August 2011 Blog Posts (5)

My Precious


OK, so I'm a little late for the precious fabric in the stash challenge.  This top is made using Vogue Pattern 1195, a Badgley Mischka design.  The fabrics are: a tie-dyed silk velvet wall hanging from the 1960s (this fabric had been in my stash since the…


Added by Annamarie Simmons on August 25, 2011 at 7:11pm — No Comments

A Pattern Inspired by Kate's Bridal Gown!

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If any of you are fans of the Royal Family, I'm sure you will love this new pattern that Butterick just released!  It is very similar to the Alexander McQueen dress, and they did a fantastic job making the model look like the Princess herself!  She wears a replica of the Cartier' halo tiara, the enormous blue sapphire engagement ring, and…


Added by Edelweiss Patterns on August 23, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Well here I am :)

I`m so glad to of stumbled across ``sew weekly``, from following a couple of members from ``sew retro``

Joining my first sewing circle ,I could not wait for the weekend .I ran out bought the fabric and pattern.To be honest ...I know I had purchased that pattern before but I have a stack of vintage patterns I have yet to file properly and it was easier for me to run out and buy it again then to search for it .I am usually not the type of person that favors light blue but due to the…


Added by Simone on August 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A 1950s Walkaway Dress Sew-Along

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As I shared on my earlier posts about my Butterick 4790 dresses, I found a very simple way to fix this retro pattern so that it looks just like the original pattern cover!  Quite a few seamstresses have commented that they would like to try this method since the…


Added by Edelweiss Patterns on August 10, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

New Here!

Hi (: My name is Kate and I grew up watching my mum sew. Every year she made Easter dresses for myself and my two sisters. Her mother made her wedding dress. Handmade quilts passed down in the family grace my bed, and there's been many a year we have given each other knitted goods as presents. We're from small town East Texas and sewing was a part of life. I remember when I was a little girl my mother got me a little kid's sewing machine, on which I made clothing for my dolls. As I grew…


Added by Kate Nash on August 1, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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