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London Calling! Pink and Orange Blouse – Simplicity 8454

I just finished making another modified version of Simplicity 8454, this time using a Robert Kaufman fabric called London Calling Lawn Stem Pink.  It is a perfect summer-weight lawn cotton with just the right drape for this pattern.  I purchased this fabric at the Fabric Outlet in San Francisco. This blouse has the same bodice as… Continue reading London Calling! Pink and Orange Blouse – Simplicity 8454

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Bonne Nuit Mon Cheri! Men’s Pajamas using McCall’s Pattern 4244

I recently made two sets of pajamas for my husband as gifts and I am really happy with the results. These two sewing projects were very satisfying; my husband loves his new pajamas, and the fact that I made them for him, and he wears them every night. I don't know of any other garment that I've made that gets so much wear.

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Base Layer Bodysuit – Simplicity Pattern 8435

Viola!  I just finished making my third bodysuit!  I've been wanting a bodysuit for a long time, ever since I grew out of my last one when I was 10 years old!  Bodysuits are making a comeback after taking a long hiatus.  There are many patterns for bodysuits available for the home sewer and also many bodysuits ready-to-wear on-line and in brick-and-mortar stores.

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Knitted Wool Vest – Splitstone Vest Pattern

I recently finished knitting this brown wool vest.  The pattern, called Splitstone by designer Alicia Plummer. is available on Ravelry.   I used Rowan's pure worsted wool made in England that I purchased at Fibre Space - a Yarn Universe in Alexandria, Virginia.  If you haven't been to this wonderful indie store yet, you need to… Continue reading Knitted Wool Vest – Splitstone Vest Pattern

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Two Bralette and Panty Sets from Simplicity 8228

I recently made two bralette and panty sets using Simplicity 8228.  This fabulous pattern was designed by Madalynne "Maddie" Flanigan.   I also have her other pattern, Simplicity 8229, which is an underwire bra and panty.  I am really looking forward to making these. If you haven't yet had an opportunity to make intimate apparel… Continue reading Two Bralette and Panty Sets from Simplicity 8228