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Washi dress, part 2: denim

The day after finishing my first washi dress, I went back to the fabric store, this time envisioning a summery chambray version. Jo-Ann’s only chambray featured embroidered red anchors all over it… not exactly what I was going for. Instead, … Continue reading

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Teal Washi Dress

I’m a late adopter. I got my first smartphone a few weeks ago. And I finally made my first Washi Dress. This pattern has been very popular in the blogosphere for the past two years or so, and I’ve had … Continue reading

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Summer skirt

It’s Memorial Day, which means summer, right? It’s hit the 90s a few times already this “spring” and this week it’s been hovering in the 80s, so I decided the long weekend was a great time to add some items to … Continue reading

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A sleeveless sweater, just in time for winter

It’s a good thing I live in a place where the average temperatures in November are still in the mid-60s, because I just knitted myself a sleeveless sweater (or a sweater vest, if you insist… but it’s not very vest-like). … Continue reading

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A knitted sweater (or, everything is cuter in miniature)

When I found out I was going to be an aunt (yay!), it was the perfect opportunity to knit my first sweater! I was in a yarn shop and saw a really sweet baby kimono sample hanging next to the sock … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing: Sorbetto Tops

I was feeling kind of blah about my selection of summer tops, so I decided to go shopping. Let me preface this by telling you I am not much of a shopper. I go when I have to, and occasionally … Continue reading

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Ruffled scarf + pretty blue apron

My craft buddy from work convinced me to make this ruffled scarf as one of my first crochet projects (I’ve found that scarves take a lot longer to complete than cacti). This ruffly beauty ended up being quite long, but … Continue reading

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Friendship Bracelet Cuff

Ooh, this one was fun. Remember friendship bracelets? There were several elementary and middle-school years where every road trip, summer camp, or family vacation resulted in several new friendship bracelets. I really liked the fancy-looking chevron pattern, so when I … Continue reading

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Fall Wardrobe: just-past-the-knees wool skirt

Item 1 on my fall wardrobe list was a just-past-the-knees wool skirt. I have another knee-length skirt with an elastic waist that I figured would be a good “pattern” for this skirt. Well, I apparently didn’t do a good job … Continue reading

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Fall Wardrobe

Inspired by Jen at Grainline Studio, I’ve been mulling over my fall wardrobe. What do I want to make this fall? Just-past-the-knees wool skirt (perhaps with this simple pattern and this wool?) Duo-tone black/gray top from upcycled t-shirts Dolman sleeved … Continue reading

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