Monthly Archives: July 2007


I spent some time with my shorts pattern and am totally amazed at how many pieces it has. I was expecting a quick to whip up project, but I can tell this isn’t going to be it. I also realized that I hadn’t picked up fabric for pocket lining so I decided to use something from the stash:

I love fun pocket linings – I think this one definitely fits the bill!
I searched Pattern Review to see how this particular style fit and didn’t find anything, so I decided to cut a size smaller than what I normally would on this pattern. My city shorts came out large in the waist and I’m thinking that all her patterns may be that way. Now I’m just crossing my fingers that it all fits!

Fall Knockoffs

Quite awhile ago I feel in love with the dress above – I loved the halter back and the fabric was fantastic. Unfortunately, the fit was horrible. When I came home I realized that I had a very similar fabric from Gorgeous Things. I’m hoping that I have time to draft a pattern before the weather turns cold. Speaking of, I’ve been ‘shopping’ for fall and have come up with some autumn inspirations:

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More Brazilians

For the second time this year, I’ve resurrected Jalie 2568 (panty and camisole pattern) from my pattern stash to make more of the Brazilian style undies. I am still in amazement that Victoria Secret sells this style for $12-$14 a pair when I made both of these (with enough lace left over to make 2 more pairs) for $6!

Actually, I couldn’t help myself getting these wide laces. I had originally purchased them when I bought my fabric for the Plunge Back Top. I purchased 2 yards – which, with careful pattern placement, I was able to make one pair each and I believe I have enough to make another set in both fabrics!


A few weeks ago Taylor and I decided to visit Stoneware Studios – a local paint your own pottery type store. It’s always such a difficult decision, selecting what to paint up, but this time Taylor and I decided on “Soup-er mugs” (forgive the dark photo, I took these late).

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I have to admit, Harry Potter took a lot out of me (loved the book, by the way), so I haven’t started a new project yet. So, instead of my own craftyness, I thought I would share some cool projects from other sites and a few links:

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After reading Harry Potter for the last 24 hours, I can now say – “I’m Done!” (I won’t discuss the book in my posts either since I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone) Besides needing a good nights sleep (not only did I go to bed late because I was up reading, I woke up early thinking of Harry’s fate), I’ve fallen behind on reading posts (although, I’ve noticed quite a few of you are also indulging in J.K.’s latest read as well), and posting my own goodies. So, without further ado, here’s a few photos:

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