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Completed: Simplicity 5889 Dress (1965)

Photo by author. I can't believe this dress was 8 years in the making. I have some old WIPs, but except for my 10+ year old half-made cape, this might take the cake. I originally started it for a Sew Weekly challenge where the theme was "Mad Men." I was going for a Betty look… Continue reading Completed: Simplicity 5889 Dress (1965)

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SW: Mad Men Challenge

Choosing a pattern for the Sew Weekly Mad Men challenge this week was nearly impossible. I had way too many too choose from, and all of them had fiddly details. I'm still fearing doing sleeves after having to take them off my Macaron (which still needs to be hemmed). Who should be my inspiration? Joan… Continue reading SW: Mad Men Challenge

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Happy Birthday Shirt For Mom and SW Hat Dress

I've done it again! Made Simplicity 2418, that is. This is my fifth time around sewing it, and I've got a sixth on the way for myself, only I lengthened it into a dress. I finished the seams a little differently, just whipstitched, but other than that I constructed it the same as my own.… Continue reading Happy Birthday Shirt For Mom and SW Hat Dress