Vogue 9154 Misses Skirt Is A Winner

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I have seen a few renditions of Vogue 9154 on Sewing Pattern Review and have had the pattern for a few months now.  Last weekend, as it was cold and rainy, I tucked myself in my sewing room and made this skirt with some navy wool that had been purchased last season.   I truly could not be happier with the result.
Here is the pattern envelope picture for Vogue 9154.  I made View A.

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Butterick 6016 – A Feminine Dress Without Fuss

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What a glorious summer we have been having here in Southwestern Ontario.  I have spent way more time lazing about in my floaty chair than I have in the sewing room, to be sure!

But we have a wedding that we will soon be attending and a new dress is in order.  With temperatures upwards of 30 degrees (that is 85+ for my American friends) I need something that is appropriate for the occasion, while allowing me to keep cool.  B6016 is just the ticket.  Here is the envelope picture and line drawing:

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In Progress – Spring Pops of Colour

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I have spent the last week or so head down in home decor sewing, making new table linens for a dear friend and a valance for our master bedroom window.  In years past, I would dread that kind of sewing as it is just…rectangles.  Now however, I find that every now and then there is something very soothing in a few hours of mindless, straight line sewing and pressing.  Without fittings, darts, pleats or tucks, the end result is a neatly folded stack of quickly completed projects which is always a very satisfying accomplishment.

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McCalls 7332 – The Boyfriend Jacket

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Our weather has been teasing us with some above freezing temperatures and rain instead of snow for the last couple of weeks.  In the hopes that we are looking at winter in the rear view mirror, I am turning my sewing attention to lighter weight layers.  One thing in particular that I need to add are jackets for spring.

A few hours of this weekend were spent making a start on that goal with McCalls 7332. I bought the pattern a few weeks ago along with some lightweight navy wool from my local Fabricland.  Here is the picture from the pattern envelope:

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Style Arc Italia Shirtdress – The Finished Dress

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I was hoping to take some pictures outside now that the weather is starting to warm up but it is quite dreary and rainy here today.  That is not a complaint, mind you.  This time last year we still had quite a bit of snow on the ground to the extent that you could not see the pool in the backyard.  Today however, there is no snow, and the water that has accumulated on top of the pool’s winter cover is completely fluid.  Usually, it is iced over until early April.  We have had mild winters like this before but they are a rare event indeed.

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Here is my completed Style Arc Italia Shirtdress.  I’m going to call this “Version 1” and will be making it again in the next week or so.  There are two issues that I have with this version, and they are both wholly my fault through lack of foresight and an error of judgement.

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Style Arc Italia Shirtdress – Some Progress

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I have been working on the Style Arc Italia Shirtdress over the last day or two and I think it’s going well.  The pattern was a download off the Style Arc Etsy site which is a great option for those of us on the other side of the world.  The tradeoff of not having to wait for the mail of course, is all that matching and taping of the printed sheets.  No matter… instant gratification wins every time.

Here is the coverpage:

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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A quick post to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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