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My Short-Sleeve Renfrews

I finally have my short-sleeved Renfrews ready to show off. These Renfrews take very little fabric to make up. Really, just the length of the top. Because I could get away with a fraction of a yard, I splurged. I made the one you see above in a linen knit from FineFabrics.com. Yes, you read… Continue reading My Short-Sleeve Renfrews

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The Princess and the Cowl

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you my second Renfrew: the cowl neck. [My first is here.]  I was able to get photos in it this past weekend, but I saved them for this week's Sew Weekly challenge. Those of us participating followed Mena's "Make This Look" theme, which means we made a garment that resembled… Continue reading The Princess and the Cowl

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Pattern Testing for Sewaholic Patterns: The Renfrew Top

Did you see that Tasia announced the next pattern in her Sewaholic Patterns line this morning? It's a knit top with three different neckline and three different sleeve variations that she's named the Renfrew Top. It's a wonderful pattern; I know because I helped test it. Back in December I was busy making up all… Continue reading Pattern Testing for Sewaholic Patterns: The Renfrew Top

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A Fishy Case… for a Fly Rod and Reel

This holiday season I sewed along with Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons and a bunch of other talented seamsters in the Crafty Christmas Club. We all made gifts for our family and friends, and, now that the gifts have been opened, here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. A few weeks ago… Continue reading A Fishy Case… for a Fly Rod and Reel

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Rainbows and Unicorns: Completed

The unicorn blanket is finally finished - just in the nick of time.  The baby shower is two days away. After the last post, I picked up some white yarn with a bit of sparkle and crinkle from my local craft chain store, thanks to the suggestions of gingermakes and Tanit-Isis.  It wasn't the sparkliest of… Continue reading Rainbows and Unicorns: Completed

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The She-Sells-Seashells Baby Bubble Dress

This story starts with a present. Well, the wrapping for a present to be exact. My mother-in-law delights in wrapping presents not with paper but with fabric. For my birthday last month she gave me the book Patternmaking for Fashion Design wrapped in a cheerful orange (or emberglow!)-and-ivory striped polyester and tied up with a… Continue reading The She-Sells-Seashells Baby Bubble Dress