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Poly Crepe De Chine Project

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Here is project #1.  I used the Poly Crepe De Chine.  The print is "Balance" by scrummy.  The Poly Crepe De Chine is so very beautiful.  It is soft and thin.  When it first arrived, I fell in love, but I had (still have) no idea what to do with it in the real world.  I would love a skirt or a shirt, but the fabric is so very thin anything I make will need to be lined, but then I lose the feel of it on my skin!  What to do?  My next thought was of a nightgown.

Challenging Myself With Sewing Up Some Spoonflower Freebies

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For the last year-ish, Spoonflower has been sending out free samples when they start selling a new type of fabric.  The consumer gets to pick the design, and Spoonflower prints it on whatever the new fabric is, and they send out an 8" x 8" sample.  No shipping.

 

I have been hoarding these samples for awhile as I have no idea what to do with an 8' x 8" square of any type of fabric except put it in a quilt.  I don't want to do that, besides, the fabrics I have samples of don't really lend themselves to quilting.

Sewing like crazy writing like crap

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...or not at all. 

Here are some photos of what I have been working on.  I hope to get time to write soon.

 

 

Skirting The Issue 2015

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This year I made 5 skirts for Skirting the Issue.  I will be donating these to Florence Crittenton Services - they help teen mothers continue and finish school.  They are having a school supply drive for the teenage mothers they serve and are accepting children's clothing as well.  Here is a link to their wish list if you are interested in helping out: click here.

 

Vogue Pattern 1050 continued... and more...

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I sorta finished the vintage pants.  No hem yet.  

They are supposed to be mid calf length, but I'm short, so they are regular length.  I will fix that when I hem them.  They don't fit perfect, but I think I know how to fix that for the next time around.  However, I have put this pattern on hold.  The waistband was quite difficult for me, so I am moving on to other patterns.

Vogue Pattern 1050

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Last night I cut out Vogue Pattern 1050.  I purchased this pattern years ago.  Fear has kept me from making it.  The last time I made a garment from a Vogue Pattern, I was probably in high school.  They were always so difficult for me to understand.  This time, I am making notes, and it will hopefully be a smooth process.

 

 

Robin's Hood #2 or Will Scarlet's Hood

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I love this one.  For some reason, it makes me think more of Will Scarlet though.  It is made out of interlock knit.  It will not be warm in winter.  I hand sewed X's across some of the seams.  Lace-up front again.  It's awesome.  I will be making more of these.

Open Mic Story Night Prologue

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Open Mic Story Night

Prologue

        April wandered in to G’s one summer Sunday night and declared it open mic night.

      “No one here can fucking sing you crazy bitch,” Oscar yelled out.

Robin's Hood

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The past few weeks have been full of searching and sewing.  First, I had to find the right fabric so that I could make Robin's Hood.  I touched so many fabrics hoping to know by feel alone.  I touched one at Colorado Fabrics that was sueded.  It was cheap.  I took it to the cut counter and asked the woman what it was.  Polyester.  Along with that, I bought a medioum weight knit in the hopes of making another Robin's Hood.

A Super Short April Story

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I know it's not Friday.  I haven't been writing much, but I have been sewing a ton (and watching Robin Hood).  Since I have dropped off with writing, I feel like I am losing April.  So I am posting this super short story that I found awhile back.  I wrote it in April's voice.  You can click on April to read the only other April story I have posted.  There are lots more written.  I suck at editing and posting.  I know.

 

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