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Me Made May ’21 Day 3

I was thinking that I would do a different type of garment each week, but the weather didn't cooperate, so instead of another top today, I'm in a dress. It was sewn last summer from the Dottie Angel/Simplicity 1080 (now 9122) pattern, so this is actually its first appearance in MMM and on the blog!… Continue reading Me Made May ’21 Day 3

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Me Made May ’21 Day 2

The second day of May was really warm, so I went full on summer with my outfit. This top, made from McCall's 6436, is much younger than yesterday's top. The pattern is one of those great ones with cup sizes which they don't seem to be doing much anymore. I made it in 2018, finishing… Continue reading Me Made May ’21 Day 2

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Me Made May ’21 Day 1

MMM '21, photo by author. For day 1 I pulled out one of my oldest me-mades. In the summer of 2010, I made two versions of Simplicity 2415, and I later made a third version in flannel. It needed some tweaking to not look too balloony or boxy, so I put full length darts in… Continue reading Me Made May ’21 Day 1

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Me Made May 2021 Pledge: An 11 Year Retrospective

I checked So Zo's blog around March to see if there was going to be any MMM challenge this year, but didn't see anything and then promptly forgot about it, because, well full-time graduate school pushes everything else aside. Being in graduate school also means that I've had little sewing time over the past two… Continue reading Me Made May 2021 Pledge: An 11 Year Retrospective

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Guest Post for Newport Restoration Foundation Internship

Last summer, I did an internship at Rough Point (which is managed by Newport Restoration Foundation), the mansion that belonged to the heiress Doris Duke. I worked with a collection from her wardrobe from her Hawaiian estate, which was full of amazing early-mid 20th century swimwear and designer clothing (including Tina Leser, YSL, and Dior.)… Continue reading Guest Post for Newport Restoration Foundation Internship

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Completed: Luxurious Silk Sleep Mask

January always brings about sewing projects as gifts for Mr. WWNDW's birthday. I was hoping to tackle a new robe to replace his very old one, but the pattern I purchased for it got excessively delayed in shipping. Fortunately I had also ordered the silk velvet for this project and it arrived in a fairly… Continue reading Completed: Luxurious Silk Sleep Mask

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Completed: Play Set from Simplicity 3250 (1950)

I was amazed to open my sewing journal and see that I had started this set in 2017! I believe it was mostly completed in 2018, and then finished and gifted to my sister in 2019. So I guess it is only fitting that the blog post about it should be spaced a year apart… Continue reading Completed: Play Set from Simplicity 3250 (1950)

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MMM ’20 Weeks 2-4 Roundup

Click here to see Days 1-3, Days 4-7 me-made outfit posts; Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 sewing plans, and my Sunday Vlog Specials 1 and 2! Well, we've reached the end of MMM '20! I did continue to wear some me-mades beyond the first week, even though the first week was my only… Continue reading MMM ’20 Weeks 2-4 Roundup

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Vintage Pattern Stash Additions

I have finally gotten around to scanning a small collection of vintage patterns given to me by someone with whom I used to work. It is a fun little collection, so I thought I'd share them here. Most of them are my size, so that's extra exciting! Est. 1918. Photo by author. Est. 1923. Photo… Continue reading Vintage Pattern Stash Additions