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Happy 4th!

Hello hello! I hope my American readers and a pleasant 4th of July and my Canadian readers had a good Canada Day! Now that we’ve kicked the season off with explosions and grilling, summer must really be here! Of course, as I type this post it is (once again) pouring rain… I’m not sure I…

The “White Christmas” Skirt Suit

 I finally finished my latest sewing project just before Christmas, and I couldn’t be prouder!  I took it for its first wearing out to church and had several people stop me and tell me I looked like I’d stepped off the set of White Christmas!  I got the skirt all sewn up a little while…

Week 49.3: Summer Sewing

Hello!  We seem to be done with spring here in California and heading straight for summer.  I always have trouble finding shorts that fit me, so as soon as I finished these pants, I set about contemplating how to make Simplicity 3688 into the perfect vintage-styled shorts.  Here’s my first attempt, in some sort of…

Week 41.1: Boyish

Please do pardon the lack of weigh-in this week… Wednesday morning was spent in an airport, and at present I am busy living the auditioning singer lifestyle on the opposite coast.  I’ll be back with pictures soon, though! I was inspired to dig out my copy of Simplicity 3688 after seeing Tasha’s fab blue corduroy…

Week 9.1: Muumuu weather

Hello and happy Wednesday.  I realize that I am supposed to be posting a weigh-in today. But… I really don’t want to.  Today I feel terribly bloated and heavy, despite eating well all week.  Since I’m a daily weigh-er, I noticed that my weight made a nice drop this weekend, but it has bounced back…