Month: June 2015

Summer Sundress

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Last summer I made a sundress. I love that sundress so much that I have decided to make a second one.

The pink and orange checkered seersucker dress I made last summer right about the time we moved into our townhouse. It has been the most comfortable dress and I find myself wearing it around the house quite a bit. Because it is such a perfect dress, I decided Read the rest of this entry »

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Continuations for Number One

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As I continued on with the Riker Jacket, everything started to take shape!

The bib quilting was tricky. I had to make sure that the quilting lines matched exactly. I also had to pay attention to my own notes during this stage because there was where the directions missed steps and I screwed up the muslin.

Next, I moved on to assembling the body. I was so happy to see it begin to really take form.

Peplum Lining:

Still more to do but I am feeling good about the progress!

Up-Cycle: Old Sweater to Little Man’s Vest

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I had been surfing Pinterest, like you do, and came across a pin from DanaMadeIt.com for a sweater to little man’s vest up-cycle that she had done. This inspiration goes hand in hand with my post a few weeks ago: Up-Cycle: Old Sweater to Little Girl’s Dress.

As you know, I have proudly been exercising regularly (6 days a week) since February. In that time, my arms have developed a great deal of definition that was previously not there. Which is great, but the downside is that I am finding that some of my favorite shirts don’t fit anymore!

So, finding myself with a few sweaters that just did not fit me anymore, I had a project for my future little ones.  Read the rest of this entry »

Just a Little Bit of Flair

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Flair is what marks the difference between artistry and mere competence.

–William Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Time Squared”

I have been working on the jacket for the upcoming Con in Vegas; the Officer’s Jacket for Riker’s Wedding. I was excited when all the fabric arrived so I could begin. It was quite a project, I had to divvy up the work so I did not feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the project.

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