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General Sewing

The Halloween Post (Simplicity 8482)

This year, DH and DS went out together to purchase costumes.  They wanted to do Fortnite.  I opted to go as Trinity from Matrix Reloaded.   Simplicity 8482 (B) is almost exactly like Trinity’s duster in the movie.   Sewing on imitation latex (backed with a knit fabric), isn’t that difficult.  But I couldn’t press, ease, […]

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General Sewing

Halloween Photos

I’m so tired!  You know what happens when a seven year old goes to bed more than an hour late, still wound up?  He wakes up an hour early (at 5 am).  I feel bad for the teachers this morning. This year we went as vampires, though, because we were running late getting over to […]

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Skirts Vintage

Orange. Very Orange. Simplicity 7881 midi skirt

Pattern Description: Simplicity 7881 (OOP c 1997).  From back:  “straight skirt in two lengths has back zipper”.  Variations include accessories, slit placement.  I made view A, with modifications. Fabric:  Italian all silk jacquard weave brocade from Emma One Sock (still some left as of this writing).  The lining is silk crepe de chine, also from […]

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Contemporary Dresses

The Luau Maxi Dress that Wasn’t

Because I didn’t buy enough fabric and I ran out of time. The party was two weeks ago. I finished it yesterday. The inspiration and pattern choice: I had a vision of what I wanted from this dress, and I almost got there.  I’d seen the Sloane maxi dress from Lily Pulitzer and thought I […]