Tag Archives: fabric

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

After last night’s craftastic failure, I felt the need, the need for speed.  No, I felt the need to have a successful project.  My first attempt at embellishing a sweater turned out well, so I focused my attention on a project that I had started but never finished.  Ironically, it also involved cutting up a neglected t-shirt.  …

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Pinterest Project Fail

Until now, I’ve had success with projects found and tried on Pinterest.  Recipes, craft projects, classroom ideas, they’ve all worked out pretty well. Yesterday I was shopping, and one of my purchases was a new scarf.  While I was looking around Pinterest for different ways to tie a scarf I also found a tutorial on …

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School Daze

Here we are, August 1st, just 12 days before school begins.  Actually, the students have 12 days.  We teachers only have seven.  Seven more official days of summer vacation are left, although most of the teachers in my building have already been working in their rooms.  I will be teaching second grade and have a new …

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Topsy Turvy

I finally finished a project that’s been in the works for a while.  It was one of those things that I’d pull out and work on a little and then get stumped and put it away.  Then I’d have an idea and work on it a little more…and then put it away again.  Last December/January …

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Sometimes, I Question Her Taste

If you ever watch Project Runway, you’ll hear that quote a lot, “You know, sometimes I question his/her taste level.”  Usually it’s coming from Nina Garcia, who, judging by what she wears on the show, has a fairly classic/timeless sense of style, never anything too outrageous.  In my house, it applies mostly to my almost-7 (going-on-15-who-thinks-she’s-23) …

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Pajama Pants and Second Thoughts

Not wanting my son to feel left out, I whipped up a quick pair of pajama pants.  Just in time for spring training this week, I picked up some baseball-themed fabric.  C is a big baseball fan and he loves his Cincinnati Reds.  He can tell you every player’s number, even the bullpen catcher (Mike …

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S’s Dresses

In the last couple of weeks I’ve finished two dresses for S.  The first was Simplicity 1949, a Project Runway pattern.  The dress had various options for yokes and sleeves and trims. She chose a red cotton fabric with little black paw prints all over.  There wasn’t quite as much fabric on the bolt as the …

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Something Old is New Again

There’s this sweater I’ve had for years.  Years.  It’s my favorite.  It was my favorite.  I’ve had it since college and I used to wear it all the time.  It’s a linen/cotton cableknit fisherman-type sweater and I always wore it with a denim shirt.  It was one of my go-to outfits.  I haven’t worn it …

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Get Them to Do it For You

Remember when our parents didn’t need remote controls because they had us to change the channels for them?  Well, as I was working on one of S’s dresses today, and I had to pick out the topstitching I was doing because the bobbin ran out in the middle of the front of the dress, I …

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Striped Tee

My first finished garment of 2012!! The pattern:  McCall’s 6034, pullover tunic w/ various details.  I made View B, with a cowl-ish neck and bottom band. The fabric: Green/brown/white wavy stripe knit. The verdict:  I like the pattern very much.  It came together very quickly and easily.  Because of the way it is put together, …

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