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Two for One Sencha

Hey, I’m back!!!!  Did you know I moved?  Well I did.  To Berkeley,CA to be exact.  So I was sort of preoccupied for a bit.  Packing and moving from IL to CA took more time than I planned.  (Did you know that cross-country moves are actually a big deal! Who knew) Then our stuff came late (another incredible story) But now we are here and mostly unpacked.  I say mostly (we still have a few boxes of pictures and knicky knacky stuff to figure out) and a few organizing projects in the works (we…


Added by Patricia Austin on October 1, 2011 at 11:30pm — 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

The " I NEED a Cocktail" Dress

The Facts

Fabric:  black cotton/faux linen 4 yards for $4 (yes!)

Amy butler Lotus ( a scrap from stash) and Amy Butler Love (leftover from UFO challenge) -free ish

Patterns: Burda , ~$5.95

      Vintage Cocktail Pattern from Tipnut -…


Added by Patricia Austin on April 13, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

Portrait of a Well-Loved Couch

Pattern: parts of disassembled couch cushion


1 ½ yards of Amy Butler Love

1 ½ yards of Viva Frida – Blue

1 yard Kokka Ladies in…


Added by Patricia Austin on April 2, 2011 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

I'm With The Band Jacket

Pattern: Built by Wendy (from stash)









Materials: 2 1/2 yards of green corduroy  ($9 a yard)

(2) 7/8 button covers

Interfacing (from stash)

1/4 yard of contrast fabric (from stash)


completion time: 8 hours


Soooooo . . . St. Patrick's…


Added by Patricia Austin on March 18, 2011 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Going Green Hmmm . . .

What are people thinking about doing?  It is still a bit chilly here in Chi-Town.


This is what I am musing about.  Maybe a corduroy? 

Built by Wendy…


Added by Patricia Austin on March 15, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Chi-town Frock

Pattern: New Look 6001 $3.99


Interfacing from stash

Butterfly Fancies 2 ½ yards @ 5.99 a yard

Camel Zeus 1 yard @ 8.39 a yard


Thread 1.49

(All @ Jo Ann Fabrics)

Total time: 9 hours (yikes!)


Total: 19.86 – 7.94 (40% off, yay!!!!) = $11.92

Wear it again: …


Added by Patricia Austin on March 14, 2011 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

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