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A Sleeveless Granville Shirt – The First of Many More!

I didn’t think I could love the Sewaholic Granville Shirt any more… that is, until I made it sleeveless! The Granville is becoming a staple wardrobe piece for me. I made 2 long-sleeved versions (here and here) so I needed something a little more summer-in-the-desert friendly. I followed this tutorial on making the Granville sleeveless… Continue reading A Sleeveless Granville Shirt – The First of Many More!

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A Robert Kaufman Sewaholic Granville Shirt

We all knew this post was coming sooner or later after I professed my undying love for the Sewaholic Granville Shirt. Yep, I’ve made another one! I wear the heck out of my Tencel Granville, so I immediately cut out another one after I finished my first. It took me forever to finish, though, because… Continue reading A Robert Kaufman Sewaholic Granville Shirt

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Simplicity 1109: How I Love Thee

Until now I have made numerous skirts – pencil, knit, swooshy, embarassing – but they all have fallen short of what really suited me. You’d think with the millions of skirt patterns out there, at least one would work for me, right? Well, my search has ended! Simplicity 1109, a simple pleated skirt, has done the… Continue reading Simplicity 1109: How I Love Thee

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A Gingham McCall’s 6696, AKA Another 1950’s House Wife Dress

I think McCall’s 6696 has to be the most sewn dress on the internet. I mean, it is flattering on almost everyone who wears it and I suppose it does give one a sense of accomplishment (Millions of pleats! Tons of hand-stitching! Collar and button holes!). It is also a great stash-buster as this is… Continue reading A Gingham McCall’s 6696, AKA Another 1950’s House Wife Dress

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The 1950’s House Wife Dress, AKA McCall’s M6696

Every day at work, I fantasize what it would be like to be a housewife. I would gladly trade answering hundreds of questions, writing evaluations, and waking up early for cleaning, cooking, and sewing. I know most women out there would cringe to hear this (Girl power! Women must make their own living!!), but just… Continue reading The 1950’s House Wife Dress, AKA McCall’s M6696