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Kelly B.'s Blog – December 2014 Archive (3)

Leaf Piling in Plaid

     Leaves can be the curse or the joy of the season of fall.  So also, plaid prints can be the bane or the delight of those who sew and work with fabric.  Either way, if you want to move on to other things, both have to dealt with at some point.  So why not enjoy leaves and plaid at the same time?

     I chose a simple shaped year 1928 Past Patterns reprint to make an earth-toned plaid dress perfect for fall's transitional weather. …

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Added by Kelly B. on December 27, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Wrapped in a Water Colored Dress

     Like a crystal which captures all the best of the colors of one's surroundings, my modern knit dress has a fabric which holds all the vibrant beauty of the hues for the season of Fall.  Smattering in easy, freehand strokes, the rich intensity of deep brown tones, notes of cranberry, with gratuitous colors of aqua and turquoise, fall in random placement like the dying leaves in my outdoor surroundings.  Maybe it's the painter in me, but I guess you can tell this water colored work of art…

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Added by Kelly B. on December 19, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments

The Highs and Lows of Reaching One Hundred

     When I joined the online sewing circle of Sew Weekly in mid-year 2012, I didn't realize then that I was embarking on a tremendous challenge.  Sewing every week, pushing one's limit's, teaching one's self new skills by accomplishment, and becoming 99% independent of all "ready-to-wear" (RTW) garments has been a very informative move that changes one's outlook and knowledge in ways never expected.  

     Beginning my counting after my first blog posting, here it is exactly two…

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Added by Kelly B. on December 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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