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Vogue 7975 – The Finish Line Is In Sight!

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I have been steadily working away on the hand sewing portion of my Vogue 7975.  This part of the construction process has well and truly surprised me.  I thought that I would hate all the hand sewing as it has never been my strength.  But I must tell you, I have come out the other side with a new respect for the process.  The quiet, slow, methodical practise of trimming, folding pressing and sewing each seam by hand was something I thoroughly enjoyed and am rather sad that this piece is done.  

Arrows pointing out a couple of the hand sewn seams

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Simply Dotty for McCalls 6563

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My local Fabricland was working through their annual inventory and had most everything on sale last week.  I have a bit of a soft spot for polka dots.  So when I spied two blouse weight rayon blends in cream and black, I knew straight away that they needed to come home with me.  Stand up and be counted?  Nay my spotted beauties, I’ll rescue you.

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McCalls 5668 – Light Boucle Jacket

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I just finished McCalls 5668 which is a light and versatile little jacket.  Here are the envelope pictures:

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New Look 6838 – Back to Basics – Wardrobe Builder

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One thing that I know for sure about my clothing habits is that I lean toward solid colours.  I’m not sure why that is.  Perhaps a deep rooted desire for neatness and organization in life.  A girl can dream…

I am in need of some basics; pieces that can be mixed and matched easily with other items in my closet.  That said, my first entry in my RTW fast fit the bill quite nicely.  I chose New Look 6838 and I made view A.

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