Monthly Archives: January 2012

The tiger who came to tea dress

I love it. I could really leave it there but convention dictates I expand. Following the attempts to clone the black Whistles dress, I had ended up with some pattern pieces that looked…odd. It led to plenty of prevarication because … Continue reading

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Darts in knit fabric

The things I do not know, are a bottomless pool indeed. In the construction of the my copy/corrupted clone of the Whistles dress, I hit upon a new one: sewing darts in a knit dress. How do you balance the … Continue reading

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How to clone your wardrobe Jurassic Park style

You know when you those scientists in Jurassic Park cloned dinosaurs but they didn’t have all the DNA they needed? So they decided to wing it and fill in the gaps with some bits of frog DNA? And Jeff Goldblum … Continue reading

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The Dusk Kimono Dress

You know it’s love when you can’t stay away…yes, this is the Easy Kimono Dress from independent label, Pattern Runway, again. Scant moments after I finished working on the first version and pulled it over my head, I wondered, “could … Continue reading

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Colette Truffles and kind-of-Truffles

I’ve been perusing The Colette Sewing Handbook since it arrived in my hot little hands and am rather taken with the Truffle: Did you ever get confused about pigs-find-them truffles and chocolate truffles? No? Anyone else think they were the … Continue reading

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