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Black Hawaii

Black Hawaii

Simplicity pattern #4196. Cotton/Spandex blend. Started July 16th, didn't buy enough fabric, got some more and completed July 20th, 2006.


Floral Full Circle

Floral Full Circle

Rayon/cotton blend print. Cut and completed July 23rd, 2006


Wave Halter

Wave Halter

100 % cotton quilter's fabric for this one. I loved the colour and the ripple pattern. New Look #6869. Cut and started July 22nd, completed July 23rd, 2006.


Black Floral Circle Skirt

Black Floral Circle Skirt

Simplicity pattern 4546. Cotton/Rayon blend. Cut and sewn December 31st 2006.


Stop.  Pyjama Time!

Stop. Pyjama Time!

My mom came over with a mission to make the Booger and his daddy matching PJ's. However, we didn't have a pattern. We knocked out a pair of pj pants for daddy no problem but had a do over with the Booger's PJ's. Turned out quite well and they -just- fit him. He should be good for about a week! Cut and completed December 30th, 2006


Simplicity 4170

Simplicity 4170

Cotton/spandex blend. I measured the pattern pieces and altered the top so that it didn't narrow as much through the midsection. Results are a perfect fit! Well worth the extra time.


Vintage Vogue

Vintage Vogue

100% linen for this. Classic black polka dots. I can't find the pattern in the basement or online so I can't tell you the pattern number. I will make this again and next time I'll make a smaller size. This is a little loose in the armholes and bust.


Eggplant Wrap Blouse

Eggplant Wrap Blouse

Too cute! I started this Aug 1st and then my machine went haywire. I managed to get a loaner from the repair shop and completed it Aug 8th. This is Vogue V7998 in 100% cotton broadcloth.


MIL Hockey Blanket

MIL Hockey Blanket

Technically a no sew project. But it was completed in the sewing room so here goes! This is a really simple project. Take two equal sizes of fleece, lay them on top of one another (wrong sides together) notch out the corners, cut all around the sides in strips and then tie strips together in an overhand knot. Voila! Cozy blanket! Just make sure to use cheap scissors. Nothing will kill your scissors faster that 100% polyester polar fleece.
This is for the guys mom to cozy up with when she watches her precious Calgary Flames! In Flames colours of red and black. Started and completed, including a blister on the thumb from all the cutting, October 16th, 2007.


1930's Kitchenette Pyjamas

1930's Kitchenette Pyjamas

Decades of Style 1930's Kitchenette Pyjamas. I made a pair for Terri for her b-day. She doesn't sew well, I don't knit socks well so we do each for the other! These are made out of 100% cotton. Each took a day to cut and complete. October 16th to 18th, 2007.


1950 Swing Coat

1950 Swing Coat

Another Vintage Vogue pattern. V2934. I was looking to buy a nice dressy coat but everything I tried was so poorly made and not 100% wool. I decided that I could make myself a jacket I wanted to wear much easier. So I picked up some 100% boiled wool in this fantastic scarlet colour, picked a classy Fendi lining fabric and jumped in. I made a few mistakes but I carefully went back and fixed them all. Resulting in a super cute and very warm, stylish jacket! The hem still needs a good steam but it's a keeper! I started this October 22nd and completed it October 23rd, 2007.


Military Style Jacket

Military Style Jacket

Vogue 7764. I started this a couple weeks back and had stalled at setting in the sleeves. This fabric is an incredibly crisp and densely woven cotton twill. I truly think the label should have read 'Kevlar' as it broke 2 needles and I had to replace 2 more before this was completed! The jacket has really neat top stitched darts and top stitching all the way around. I made a 16 in order to wear it over a sweater and it turned out just the right size. Note to remember for the future. This was completed October 23rd, 2007.


Pixelated Camo Circle Skirt and Hat

Pixelated Camo Circle Skirt and Hat

I am a lover of all things camo and love it even more when it's not in fatigues, flak jackets or baggy cargos. So I found some fantastic camo print cotton and had at it! Simple circle skirt and all of a sudden, stylish! My hat I made from one of my vintage patterns and I love it! Hat cut and completed November 29th, 2007. Skirt cut and completed November 30th, 2007.


Asymmetrical Pea Coat

Asymmetrical Pea Coat

Vogue 8307. Love it! I had a little glitch when I didn't buy enough fabric or interfacing and had to pray there was still more of the same fabric left as I bought it a couple months ago! With the hiccup it took about 3 days to cut and complete. I wasn't busting it on this. Finished December 3rd, 2007.


1948 Sunburst Dress

1948 Sunburst Dress

I love this dress and the fit and the fabric. Just not all together! The pattern is too busy and the lovely gathers and sculpted seams on the front are totally lost! What was I thinking?! Either way I'll make this dress again. In the right fabric. A plain fabric. Ha! Originally I had planned on using a plain eggplant crepe but decided it was too dark and the details would be lost! I cut this Dec. 4th, 2007 and sewed it up Dec. 5th, 2007