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The Nightgown Project – Part 7- Front Band Refining

Howdy All! I had a chance to work on the nightgown yesterday and one of the things that was bothering me was the Front Band width at Center Front.  It looked a little wonky. I knew what the problem most likely was, too much width, just how to go about fixing it? I used a… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 7- Front Band Refining

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The Nightgown Project – Part 6 – Lace Trim Selection

Hi Everyone Again,  I’m now at the point in this project where I need to make a decision for the lace trim that will be sewn along the armscye.  I stopped at Hobby Lobby yesterday just to see if they had anything and wouldn’t you know it they did! This is actually a stretch lace that… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 6 – Lace Trim Selection

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The Nightgown Project – Part 5 – Lace

Hi Everyone! Guess what I decided to use for the lace portion of my project?  Yup, the Jessica McClintock dress.  I cut it apart and just thought oh what the heck, why not!?! So, I used the skirt portion of the dress to cut out the front and back yoke pieces.  There’s tons of lace,… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 5 – Lace

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The Nightgown Project – Part 4, Cutting Fabric

Welcome Back Readers! Last night I snuck away for about an hour, while Jim watched Jamba, and managed to cut out the Front and Back bodice pieces.  I am using a Nylon Tricot from Hancock Fabrics for this first sample.  I picked this up the other day when I went out in search of some appropriate… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 4, Cutting Fabric

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The Nightgown Project – Part 3, The Back Pattern Pieces

Hi Readers! I just want to say that it was a loooooong night last night and just about the only thing positive to come out of it was that I managed to  get the Back pattern pieces finished. Jamba was up just about every hour with the need to go out.  I’m just not sure… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 3, The Back Pattern Pieces

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The Nightgown Project – Part 2, The Front Pattern Pieces

Hi Readers! I have been sneaking in the patternmaking on this project in short intervals between puppy naps, walks and work.  Yesterday morning I sketched in the style lines and last night I worked out the front pattern pieces. To show you this process, first let me show you what I did to sketch in… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 2, The Front Pattern Pieces

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The Nightgown Project – Part 1, Sketching Some Ideas

Hi Again Everyone! I’m currently outside on the back patio enjoying this most glorious of days the Midwest has to offer.  The temperature is about 85 degrees, the sky is clear to some clouds, the cicadas are making a racket and I’m sipping an iced coffee.  It just doesn’t get much better right?! Well, I… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 1, Sketching Some Ideas

Basic Pattern Set

The Basic Pattern Set – Front and Back No. 2

Hey Everyone! Yesterday I spent some good quality time staring at my voluptuousness in the mirror working on my second muslin for this basic pattern set I’m after. From version 1, I had made the mods to the flat pattern and with complete confidence sewed up this second version.  Really, I had complete confidence that… Continue reading The Basic Pattern Set – Front and Back No. 2

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The Basic Pattern Set – Just follow the instructions!

OH!  If it were only that easy right?  Famous last words?  Just follow the instructions, that is what the pattern tells me to do right? Step 1. Take measurements.  That is easy enough, though I gaze long and hard at the numbers coming off the tape measure.  Can those be accurate?  I do it again… Continue reading The Basic Pattern Set – Just follow the instructions!

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The JamCat Fleece Project – Designing the Gusset for the Sleeve

Hi Again!  Welcome back for part 5 of this Fleece Jacket project! How many parts will there be you ask?  Well, in case you are new here, when I’m blogging a new project, I blog as I sew  and I try to blog the project in a tutorial kind of way so if ever I… Continue reading The JamCat Fleece Project – Designing the Gusset for the Sleeve