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Fabmo Haul

Fabmo is an awesome volunteer-run store-ish place that gets crafty type donations from designers and sells them at discount prices in order to prevent the stuff from going into landfills. I had no plans to go to their last open … Continue reading

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Redonkulous Sleeves, plus Hilarious Notes from the Workwoman’s Guide

Last up, I made a bodice! Next, I needed to figure out how to do ridiculous late 1830s sleeves. By this point, the fullness had collapsed at the top of the arm, leaving you with all the fullness from the … Continue reading

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I’ve hit a landmark occasion in a seamstress’s life…

when you use up your first bolt of muslin and have to buy a new one! It probably took me around 4 years to use up that first bolt, which actually seems pretty short when I think about it. Tips and … Continue reading

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Oh hey I have a blog

So that Ada Lovelace dress I was working on for Halloween. Given that I am currently finishing up wedding planning (3 weeks left!) and taking a real sewing class (details below!), the only way to finish in time would be … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award

Squee! Nessa of Sewing Empire nominated me for The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award! Thank you so much Nessa for my first ever award! Seriously, since I’m still not sure anyone actually reads this thing (my lack of posting is not … Continue reading

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The problem with sewing in winter

I’m too cold to take off my sweatshirt to try on this mockup…

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Why does my seamstress charge so much?

Whoops, forgot I had this in draft ages ago. Anyways, I figured I would get it out before the new Danse Libre season starts. Most (aka, everyone else) in Danse Libre has a local seamstress make their Victorian dress. I … Continue reading

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Danger!

Things were feeling a little iffy on my machine, but I decided to keep sewing. Next thing I know I felt a sharp thing hit my chin. Yikes and double yikes! Glad that was my chin and not my eye. … Continue reading

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Danse Libre sewing project plan

Alrighty, back from Jcon, I’ve had a sewing break, so time to get back to work. Don’t mind me as I define everything in engineering terms, cause that’s what I do all day at work. P0 (absolutely must be done … Continue reading

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Costume ADD

Dear self, Just because the kirtle is going poorly, does not mean you can take a break to make all the modern clothes, especially if you want to have the outer gown done in time for Faire as well. Not … Continue reading

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