Monthly Archives: March 2012

More creases and wrinkles

Here’s the bodice so far, with some alterations/hacks started. It is an improvement on the first version.  Progress hey?  Here’s what I did: Removed 5/8″ seam allowances from the neckline and armscye.  The neck still looks a little high so … Continue reading

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New things and a little sewing

Sewing?  Oh that, yes I have done a little.  A very little.  One of the merino tops for the girls is made up and I’ve sneezed at the bodice block.  That is to say I have removed the 5/8″ seam … Continue reading

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Last week the lovely Curious Kiwi passed on the Liebster Blog Award to me.  Bless her, she is kind.  This award has been cropping up a bit of late and is a virtual smile and nod to blogs with fewer … Continue reading

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Wrinkles and creases

And here finally in all its wrinkled unaltered glory is the size 12 bodice block on me. Man my right arm looks weirdly enlarged in the rear view pic…. but ignore that as best you can.  Also please note that … Continue reading

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Autumnal sewing, amongst other things

Summer is on the wane and with autumn brings autumnal sewing, oddly enough, which in turn necessitates fabric buying trips to stock up on merino and other things.  Oh How Awful.On the merino front I’ve cut out three long sleeve … Continue reading

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Let the search begin

I would love a dress form and could use one now more than ever.  The process of fitting my bodice block would be helped immensely by being able to walk around myself, stick pins in and so forth.  I just … Continue reading

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