Category Archives: tops

Cordova fabulousness!

Last month I was very lucky to be asked to test a new sewaholic pattern called the Cordova Jacket.  You can read more about it at Sewaholic.net.  To say I like this pattern is a bit of an unerstatement.  I … Continue reading

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Sewing a leather jacket… kind of.

While I was at the thrift store the other day I saw a not-so -lovely navy blue leather trench coat. Isn’t she lovely.  I have never sewn with leather before, but the leather on this coat is so beautiful and … Continue reading

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Simple top for a middle school girl (and her mom): day 3 and the question of the day

Circle tops are the best!  Super easy, super comfortable and stylish. I didn’t use any tutorial specifically I just searched circle tops, read a few tutorials then went for it. Used knit fabric from my stash that is so old … Continue reading

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Simple top for a middle school girl: day 2

I again used this square top tutorial from c&c . I made it longer and narrower, then I used elatic rushing at the waist. Made from a semi sheer chiffon type fabric from Joanns. My daughter loves it, and I love being … Continue reading

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Simple top for a middle school girl: day 1

Before- I started with this lovely nightgown (I think) I found on the Salvation Army 50 cent rack, that’s right folks this is the worst of the worst. I turned it into this I used the Square top tutorial from … Continue reading

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I have my sewing mojo back!

Do you ever get stuck in those ruts where you one- can’t make yourself sew anything, or two- if you do manage to sew anything you can’t make your self take any pictures of it (possibly because you are also … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2599, or I will soon be giving birth to orange ruffles.

Well what do you know, I actually sewed something (round of applause please).  I keep trying to get this ruffle trend right, after my failed flying squirrel attempt) and I think maybe I did this time.  I went with Simplicity … Continue reading

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