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[20 Jan 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
In Progress: Simplicity 7705 – 1970’s Jiffy Wrap Dress (DVF Knock-Off)

I am currently working on a great 1970’s vintage wrap dress (Simplicity 7705). This pattern is a knock-off of the classic Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress, so I am eager to see how it turns out.

I bought the pattern when I was searching for the DVF Vogue 1549 pattern.  Actually, I bought two patterns because I am out of control obsessive when it comes to patterns.  I bought the first one on Ebay and then I bought another one shortly thereafter on Etsy (it was uncut and the price was …

Completed Projects, Draping, In Progress, Knitting & Crocheting, Pattern Drafting, Randomness, Sewing »

[13 Jan 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Happy New Year!: 2011 Sewing Goals & Year-End Review

Happy New Year! I really can’t believe that it’s been *cough* four a few months since I updated my blog.  lol. Wow.  I have been a very busy woman in 2010, and I haven’t had as much time to update my blog as I would have liked.  However, I will try not to feel guilty about not posting every little thing I’ve done or purchased in my blog. This is supposed to be fun! (not an obligation :).  With that said, I am sincerely committed to making more time to …

In Progress »

[2 Jul 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
2010 Sewing Goals Revisited

In January, I created a very ambitious list of sewing goals and resolutions that focused on building specific skills instead of sewing random garments. Unfortunately, I’ve had a very busy year so far and I’ve fallen behind. Since the year is half-way over, I figured this would be a good time to revisit and revise my goals.
Goal: By the end of the year, I will be able to create high quality garments that fit without using commercial patterns.
I am definitely still working on this one! lol

1) Finish 2009 sewing …

Fabric, In Progress »

[28 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Fabric Suggestions Needed for Convertible Dress

I was super excited when I found this fabulous pattern for a one seam convertible dress by Rowena of Rostitchery (click here to see the dress).
Even though I have been to several stores, I am still searching for a suitable fabric. Ideally, I need a stretchy/non-cling jersey that looks the same on both sides and cuts evenly so I don’t have to hem the edges. I found a nice silk jersey at Gail K, but I’m not feeling the $22/yard price tag (I need 4 yards). I’m looking for something less …