A little clearer

Remember this chiffon I mentioned about a month ago?


I just couldn’t picture the dress even though I knew I wanted to use Simplicity 4070. (view D)

robrodcopy 1

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The other day I was just looking on eBay for the heck of it, and found a dress that made me finally imagine what the dress could look like.

feather whbm $55

This is another White House Black Market dress it is $55 (used) on eBay. Because of the similar style and colors I can picture the dress a whole lot easier now.

I will probably make it in July for a pattern stash contest on http://sewing.patternreview.com/. I think fuschia will make a good pop of color for shoes and maybe a boloero.

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Sewing bargainista part 3

I started by sewing the other back neckband peice to the one sewn on the shirt, leaving enough of an opening to turn it.


I turned it right side out.


I will hand stitch the opening later.

I gathered the front, and sewed on the front neckband.


I’ll admit that I pinned the neckband together and tried it on. It will be wearable but if I make it again I will be making a few changes.

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There it’s fixed!

I think he’ll be happy now!!

My husband’s knit work hat was starting to come apart.


I stitched accross it so it wouldn’t fray any farther.


I used the thread I already had on the machine but it hard to see and is on the inside of the hat so it will be compleatly hidden.

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Itsy Bitsy spider

I know I know Easter is just a couple of days away. But at $1.11 per yard, and being enough for part of my daughter’s Halloween costume I decided to buy the just over 2 yards remaining on the bolt.


I’m not sure I can combine vampire and pirate into a “vampirate” like she wants but this will definitely work for a vampire.

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Triple chocolate chip cookies.

Not much to show with these, it is my favorite chocolate cookies with three kinds of chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate.


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Chevron nail stamp

I stamped these chevrons using a Bundle Monster nail stamp. (forgot which one)
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in wet cement and twisted pink.


I also used my new nail stampers they work better than my old ones did. I will have to try the reverse stamping technique again soon.

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sewing bargainista part 2

I didn’t do much today, I sewed the hems and armholes.


It’s hard to see in the pic but I used a double needle.

Then I sewed on the first back neckband.


I still have to figure out the rest of the neckband peices and the best way to attach the front neck band.

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