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Archive for March, 2014

Pink Patent Doc Martens 1460

Coco Fab

This fabric is just fabulous, and therefore, this Coco is fabulous. Wouldn’t it be even more fabulous with these Docs? One can dream… I think…

Fake Sweater Coco Dress

The Fake Sweater Coco

What looks like a cozy sweater but isn’t? This dress! It’s my fake sweater Coco dress! I am so close to having this pattern perfectly…

Coco Pattern Adjustments

Pattern Fitting Adventures

My knit fabrics from Girl Charlee arrived yesterday, and they’re ready to turn into some new Coco dresses! I got the fabric washed and dried…

Light Purple Coco Top

Coco as a Top

My love affair with Coco continues, as I whipped together a Coco as a top instead of a dress. I used a light ribbed sweater-knit…

Brown Orange Mosaic Squares Cotton Jersey Blend Knit Fabric - Girl Charlee

Upcoming Fabrics

Oh, the agony of awaiting fabric arrival! Here are some knits that are on their way to me from Girl Charlee as we speak. First…

Coco 3 on me

The Coco That Could

It feels good to finally get one right! It took 3 attempts at pattern modifications for the Coco dress by Tilly and the Buttons, but…

Summer Concert Tee Collar

Another One Bites the Dust

And another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust! I’ve come across my first pattern that just isn’t going to work…

The Green Dress

The Green Dress

The first dress I ever bought fabric and notions for was this fantastic retro green dress, Simplicity 1609. Gertie had sewn several and they were…

Dritz Twin-Fit dress form, size Large, padded

Body Doubles

Sewing is a craft that requires a bit of confrontation of demons if you happen to have body or self perception issues. There’s no point…

My First Coco - Tilly and the Buttons

My First Coco

Into each life, some knits must fall. Knits, rain. Whatever. I’m actually a fan of rain, so this turn of phrase is one I spin…


Once upon a time, I bought an iron. I had just finished college and moved out on my own, and my boyfriend at the time…

Brother XL-2600i and Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

My very first machine sewing project was a sewing machine cover. My Brother XL2600i did not come with a cover, and I needed a way…