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Skirting The Issue 2015

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...

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.

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Vogue Pattern 1050

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.

 

 

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

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.

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Open Mic Story Night Prologue

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

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.

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A Super Short April Story

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.

 

Finishing the Piping - Tutorial

I have been spending some time making Swoon bags.  I made an Ethel (no piping) and then a Betty with piping.  I read the piping tutorial that's up on the Swoon site which was great, but I really didn't like how my piping ended on Betty.

Gates Progress

I have been sewing a lot, but I have not been writing at all.  Gates is a little more complicated than I expected.  Here's some of what I did today:

 

I put the windows on 5 of the 10 building squares.

 

The Digger Quilt has Sold

Just a quick note, the Digger quilt sold, and I'm on to new sewing wonderfulness.  Thanks for all your support.  I'll try not to stay away too long this time.

 

Here's some Youth on Record awesomeness:

 

 

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