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August 2012 Blog Posts (7)

DONE with Colette Pastille

I had a lot of issues with this dress, see my blog if you want more info: I guess the main thing I have to say is, if you are over a size...12? You might want to not cut the cap of the cap sleeves any bigger, they look odd. I cut way into them. I love the new look. I didn't bother with pleats, or a zipper, and I know it needs a good pressing still. BUT! Love.…


Added by A Woo on August 18, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Mr Chef Boys Apron Tutorial and Pattern


Its a free pattern and tutorial for sewing boys apron. It has some cute boyish details like the

faux bowtie and faux collars and also a patch pocket for his tools of the trade.

I think it would make a cute gift for boys, especially since it is so difficult to sew something for boys
Here's the tutorial for…

Added by camomma on August 17, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Queen Bumble Bee Cardigan

The Facts

Fabric: Super Stretchy Knit, from stash

Pattern: Sewing In A Straight Line by Brett Bara

Year: Contemporary

Notions: Thread

Time to complete:  1.5 hours, cutting mostly

First worn: August…


Added by Aiesha Morris on August 16, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Dip Hem Maxi Dress


Added by LulaLouise on August 7, 2012 at 11:35pm — 1 Comment

Gertie's Bombshell Dress


I completed this dress in June to wear to my friend's wedding, but I probably started it over spring break, in March. Longest project ever, but I think I only worked on one-to-two videos a week.  At night.  After the boys went to bed.

All the details are on the Project page…


Added by Joelle on August 3, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Grainline's Maritime shorts

I just completed Grainline's maritime shorts this morning.  Jen posted a great tutorial on her site that shows each step.  The pattern is fantastic--very…


Added by Joelle on August 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Burda 08-2012-119 Paris is Everywhere Dress

Project Recipe

Fabric: Crepe (Approx 1.5yds gift from my mom in Trinidad)

Pattern: BurdaMagazine 08/2011/119

Notion: zipper & hook n eye (free from stash)

Year: 2011

Time to complete: 3 days

First worn: It was hot off the sewing machine, worn for the Pattern Stash contest photo

Total Cost: Affordable

I love this dress, it fits like a glove, it holds me really good and I don't feel like…


Added by Renata Sarauer on August 1, 2012 at 8:36pm — No Comments

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