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Contemporary Unfinished Business Vintage

The Past, the Present, and the Future

The Past:  I was cleaning out some boxes over the weekend, when I found three unfinished projects.  One, this skirt, was nearly finished: The other two were cut out and still pinned to the tissue (shame on me!)  Judging by the size cut, fabric choices, and the styles, this was from the days immediately following […]

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Contemporary Dresses

Something for Spring… Vogue 8944

Update January 7, 2015:  I just saw this exact same dress somewhere from Calvin Klein, on sale.  Well, not exact.  The style, colors, etc were the same, but the fabric was poly rayon. I needed something for Spring … a pick-me-up for this very late, and very cool, spring.  So I did Vogue 8944, and […]

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Coats Contemporary

Trying to get back in the groove…

Tough but exciting last few days.  Totally swamped with work.  And spring is finally here, so I feel the call to work in the yard.  Dogwoods, bulbs, ferns, bleeding hearts… everything is coming to life. Anyway, I’m trying to get back the project I was working on when I had to stop.  Ann, from Gorgeous […]

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Uncategorized

Hiatus already?

I know, I know! Swamped at work. Back to gardening and sewing in another week, I hope…

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Contemporary Unfinished Business Vintage

Resisting the urge to start a new sewing project

I just got some beautiful linens from Gorgeous Fabrics (here and a sold out white) and Marcy Tilton (a sold out pansy/plum purple handkerchief weight).  I’m now itching to start the next project, before I finish the one I’m working on – a bad habit I need to break.  I’m going to do Vogue 8944, […]

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General Sewing

So what does one write for the inaugural post?

About the women at the top of the page:  This blog is dedicated to them.   That’s my grandmother, great-grandmother and mother (and me).  They taught me many things, including the importance of being creative.  I mostly learned cooking and gardening from my mom – and at one point we began to learn together.  But I […]