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November 2012 Blog Posts (10)

groovy dress

ok so maybe that was more of a 70's thing, I don't really know.  Then again, maybe this is more of a 70's bodice with a 50's skirt... but that averages out to be 60 so either way I'ma call it good for this week's sew weekly challenge.

This dress has been 90 % done for months.…


Added by nicole carter on November 30, 2012 at 1:28pm — 2 Comments

what's black & white...

and not terribly interesting?  this week's meager offering to the sewing gods.  it's a pretty simple a line skirt in a 

very heavy…


Added by nicole carter on November 26, 2012 at 12:56am — No Comments

The "Lake Girl" Wanna-be 40's Satin blouse

     I suppose I am stretching the rules a bit at first glance with my submission for the "Wardrobe Staple: Shirt Challenge".  However, my husband made the point that while shirts are not blouses, perhaps all blouses are shirts.  Despite this confusion, at least this IS my new dressy 'wardrobe staple' and and I am VERY proud of how my blouse turned out.  I love to wear this!!!…


Added by Kelly B. on November 25, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

The "It's About Time" Apron and Matching Mini

     These two projects for the week of the 'Apron Challenge' have certainly been all about time.  My first creation is a vintage half apron, found at an antique mall back in 2005 or 2007.  I bought it with the intention of turning it into a refashioned full apron,  and only recently have I completed my goal after all those years.  My second project is a mini apron, made with the leftover scraps from refashioned my vintage half apron.  The matching mini apron was completed in exactly 2 1/2…


Added by Kelly B. on November 18, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

to a tee (shirt)

i wanted to join the sew weekly because i didn't think i'd every end up making myself any clothes if i didn't have a push.  i've had the pattern for this tee shirt drafted for 3 months now and i'm just now committing the 3 hours it takes to make (be gentle, i'm still new).  i think that just about proves my point.



Added by nicole carter on November 16, 2012 at 1:06am — No Comments

Strawberry Lemonade Apron (My First Challenge!)

How exciting! My first challenge! And, it only took me a week to figure out that if I wanted to write this post and add pictures I couldn't do it from my iPad. (Duh!)

Well, I have dozens of aprons so my husband couldn't figure out why in the world I was making another one - but it was for the apron challenge, of course! I went through my huge box of patterns,…


Added by Tammy K on November 12, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Aprons aplenty


This is my first week here at Sew Weekly, although I've been lurking for quite awhile now.  You can't imagine how happy I was…


Added by nicole carter on November 10, 2012 at 1:28am — No Comments

Orange and Black Goes Retro for Halloween

When I think of Halloween, either costumes or the colors orange and black come to mind. Since I'm the type that rather likes to go historically themed for this holiday, and since we already had something to wear, my Halloween Challenge submission is a retro/vintage Butterick dress which I actually made in August.  I put it together just in time for my Birthday, and, by happenstance, my dress matched perfectly with a scarf (a b-day present from my parents that was "picked out" by our…


Added by Kelly B. on November 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Pint-sized Tony Kanaan

Believe it or not, I talked him out of the race car as part of the costume, too.


Pattern:  traced off a pair of Carter's footie jammies.  There's even a crotch gusset, which was not as fun as I had hoped.

Notions: 2 yards total of unbleached, dark green, and bright yellow cotton broadcloth,…


Added by Joelle on November 2, 2012 at 6:07pm — No Comments

"Blue" Shadowed Sapphire

Finally, I have managed to get photos up of a dress I made for the Blue weekly challenge. I actually made it during the week of the challenge but didn't have a camera to shoot it with. My partner bought himself a new camera which is amazing so now I have some great shots of it.



Added by Annie Mollison on November 1, 2012 at 5:40pm — 2 Comments

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