Steampunk Holiday, part 2

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Slight change of plans. I had plenty of cream textured satin to cut out the bustier for the Steampunk Holiday ensemble, but I did not have enough of the pintuck copper taffeta. It was a remnant bought long ago, but you can still find it online in subtle variations. I decided to go to the local Joann fabrics to see if they still carry it. I found brown, red and cream. All lovely but not what I was after. more »

Steampunk Holiday, part 1

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Every year, the company I work for throws a wonderful party for employees at a beautiful location.  Since I don't have much occasion for formalwear besides, I always like making something interesting and special for the event.  Last year, I made a cockt… more »

A sense of accomplishment

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The other night when I was sewing my grey floral dress, my 401A started making a horrible noise.  :[  I know it is simply due to a lack of recent maintenance.  I do make sure the lint is cleaned out regularly, but it hasn't been properly oiled in years.… more »

Grey floral dress

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I've used this pattern before to make a top, but this time I made the full length dress in grey floral rayon.  I think Jasper likes it.  :D shoes: Aerosoles Paperback in purple Butterick 5485 has options to make a top, tunic and dress, all with the… more »

Serendipity Dress 2012

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Yes, I know I teased you with the fall outfit and never followed through.  I do have some of it cut out for sewing, though no photos.  :\ But, I have finished my holiday party dress for this year's office party.  I have the pleasure of working for a ge… more »

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