• sweater progress!

    I’ve been making some progress on my Lopi sweater.  I’m almost done with both sleeves and then it’s time to join the arms and body together and start the colorwork.  I have to admit though, I’m really nervous for that part!  I’ve never done any colorwork before and the thought of it is making me […]

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  • vintage alterations

      Shortly before my sewing machine broke I agreed to do some alterations for a friend on two of her vintage pieces.  One, the Suzy Perette dress, is turning out beautifully.  The amazing suede jacket in the first photo is being a serious pain in the ass.  Someone had the gall to do a really […]

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  • in progress : pdf pocket tank pattern

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m working on creating a downloadable pdf pattern and I’ve decided to test this out with the pocket tank I made this summer.  I’ve graded the pattern up [shown above], written and illustrated all of the instructions and now just need to scan this pattern, digitize it up […]

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  • in progress…

    Currently I’m knitting on another pair of mittens.  I have an epic mitten yarn stash that I need to clear out for piece of mind, and also because I have dreams of picking up lopi yarn for a sweater in Iceland and I think I need to finish up some knitted things before that happens.  […]

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  • slow progress

        Things have been going pretty smoothly, though slowly, on my sister’s wedding dress. Here are a few progress shots designed to not really show much of the dress (in case anyone reading shouldn’t be seeing). Wedding dresses have so many layers, people always joke about them being like cakes, but in reality I […]

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  • goings on in the studio

    Over the weekend I draped up this little pattern with the intent of making 2 tops and a dress from it’s basic shape. I usually don’t drape, flat patterning is how I roll, so I decided to switch it up here.   The muslin I bought this last time is really really stiff, so I […]

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