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Dead Easy Skirt

Continuing the assault on Stash Mountain, I ventured from base camp with a figured poly voile and Butterick 4136. The pattern claims six possibilities, but really there are two, one with the flare starting higher up than the other. I … Continue reading

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This and That and a Good Read

This is how I decided to add a modesty lining to the dress drafted from Pattern Magic shown last post. I put the dress back on the stand and chalked the line of the top band onto the stand cover. … Continue reading

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Hidden Magic

In a lull in Stash Attack sewing, I decided to attack some of it more rapidly by throwing it out. Fabrics too small to be useful for anything but those self righteous days when saving landfill by creating a wonder … Continue reading

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Stash-Buster Jacket

No, not the one I wear when stitching my way to a clearer studio and consience. Just another chapter in the saga of fabric I bought because I liked it, it was a bargain, I was planning to make up, … Continue reading

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Helpful Blunders

Here’s one. OK it’s wearable, and calling it a yoga top widens the tolerance threshold for fabric that didn’t hit the mark, and fit slightly off. The Backstory. I’m making an effort to sew up the section of stashed fabrics … Continue reading

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Trousers Wide and Narrow

More in Stash Attack Mode Remember those times when having the ankle end of your trousers the wrong width was ¬†enough to mark you out as a little odd or seriously uncool? Happily for the eclectic amongst us, fashion is … Continue reading

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Velvet Wrap Dresses

I made a couple of velvet wrap dresses in the blog down time. The first was in black ‘something’ velvet – probably a poly. I had left overs from yards and yards of this, once used for a costume. It … Continue reading

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