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make it perfect pattern parade: nani iro shearwater kaftan & giveaway!

10 Jul

FINALLY!  a lovely double gauze garment just for me!

nani iro shearwater kaftan

i’ve bought double gauze fabric a few times, and i’ve always ended up using it for those pesky kids.  haha.  i actually intended on making something for E with this too, but it was just perfect for my next self-sewing project….even though i had only 1.5 yards of it, about half a yard less than the pattern calls for.  there was a lot of planning before i cut.

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a summer groutfit

7 Jul

can’t stop.  won’t stop!

gray union st tee and maritime shorts

the comfy summerwear separates just keep happening!  i had the idea to make this shirt and post it along with my last one, but ran out of sewing time.

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cropped hudson pant

3 Jul

aaaand i’m back with more self sewing!  pattern testing this time, for my friend Kelli of True Bias.  I’m a big fan of Kelli’s – i was fortunate to have her as a guest for vintage may this year, and my intro for her links to my many favorite past Kelli projects.  she has a comfortable yet fashionable style that i enjoy very much, so when she asked if i’d test her hudson pant pattern, i was totally in.


cropped hudson pants

the hudson pant is a stylish lounge pant, which you can make ankle or calf length.  it being summer, i made the calf-length, though for some reason i made them in a somewhat heavy sweatshirt knit (?).  haha they’re multi seasonal, right? Continue reading

a pink union st tee

26 Jun

hey look!  it’s a basic, solid-colored, easy peasy t-shirt!

pink union st tee

and i’m soooooo excited about it!! Continue reading

gold polka dot foldover clutch

18 Jun

i made this little purse for my sister for mother’s day…but i’m just getting around to blogging it now.  meh, happens sometimes.  come to think of it, i still need to blog E’s 6th birthday party too…May was super busy and June hasn’t been any slower so far!

gold polka dot foldover clutch

it’s a little foldover clutch i made using my own tutorial (which i had to refer back to a couple times, haha).  i made it out of a scrap of natural cotton duck from the portside duffle i made my brother-in-law for Christmas.  it’s nice and sturdy, i really like sewing with that stuff.  i got it in the outdoor fabric section at JoAnn. Continue reading

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