Category Archives: clothing from this century?

A modern interlude

Part of the reason I was so swamped in April/May and didn’t come close to finishing my Eliza Schuyler dress (I’m still just on the skirt now…) was because my Advanced Flat Pattern class took a ton of time. We … Continue reading

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On Sergers

Let’s talk about all the good and bad things of this morning: The bad: By my calculations, the 9 rows of ruffles on my petticoat is something like 30 yards of ruffles. The good: Firefly is a space western, meaning … Continue reading

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I AM A FABRIC WIZARD

Pattern calls for 3 1/8 yards of fabric. I get every pattern piece out of 2 1/2 yards of fabric, including pattern matching my plaid (ok I didn’t match on the vertical because I forgot, but there is a bias yoke … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Still no sewing mojo. Round 2 of Edwardian corset still a pile of muslin in the corner of the table. Me whenever I thought about sewing the last couple of weeks  -> Needed a simple project to get my sewing … Continue reading

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Clothing from this century?

I wanted a break from historical stuff, and figured a cute wool skirt for work fit the bill. Modern stuff is kinda a revelation. A single yard of fabric? Iron-in interfacing? Seriously, I’m cool to hand sew 30 eyelets on … Continue reading

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