Posts tagged finished projects

Finished: inspired by Debi 1942 McCall blouse

I really owe Debi from My happy sewing place a big thank you for the inspiration for this blouse! If you follow Debi’s blog you’ll already know she’s embarked on a huge long-term project called the 1940 McCall project where she intends to make all the McCall patterns from 1940.… read more »

Finished: 1940s Simplicity diamonds skirt & Alma blouse

Last week I completed my first outfit of 2013! And yes, I planned and sewed an outfit! Let’s talk about the blouse first. I used the Sewaholic Alma pattern and sewed the size down from my full bust size with only slight changes: I make the neckline a little higher,… read more »

Why it’s warm inside my boots

I love living in a four-season climate, but I don’t love being cold. This winter I’ve been working on making myself warm in ways that don’t make me look like a marshmallow. Don’t get me wrong, I know there will still be some days I can’t avoid looking like this.… read more »

Reflections on my 2012 sewing and knitting

I’m actually feeling a bit more chipper and less cranky than I thought I would when I sat down to write this post, and I’ll tell you why in a minute. ‘Tis the season when everyone starts counting down their top whatevers of the year, and sewing projects, skills, goals… read more »

Completed: cake and vinegar dress

Hello everyone! Well let me just say a big humble thank you to everyone who enjoyed my back roll with a scarf tutorial. I’m so glad it’s proved to be easy for others, and it’s been fun seeing it crop up on so many heads. I forgot to mention another… read more »

Matching gray beret & fingerless mitts

When I was leaving for Rhinebeck back in October, I needed a small, portable knitting project. After all, I was headed to a sheep and wool festival, flying on a plane and doing some traveling by car, so I knew there would be knitting time. I finished these fingerless gloves… read more »

Red Queen fair isle pullover: finished!

Happy Friday! Thank you for your comments on being “back”. I’m still trying to catch up on life after the last several weeks. 🙂 As promised, I have photos to share of my latest knitted sweater. I actually started this last November if you can believe it. For some reason… read more »

Finished: Wearing History Smooth Sailing corduroy trousers

Friends, I finally sewed my very first pair of trousers! Now, I’ve been talking about wanting to sew trousers for over a year. They are definitely a staple in my vintage wardrobe. Last summer I bought the pattern for the 1930s Smooth Sailing trousers and blouse from Wearing History but… read more »

Knit it in Flag Colors – finished Ravellenic Games project

Well hello my friends! I know, it’s been awhile! I expected to share with you my progress on my project during the Ravellenic Games, Ravelry‘s knitting version of the Olympics that coincide with the Olympics. However, not only have I been caught up in watching the Olympics (London, you’re doing… read more »

Finished project: 1944 Apple picking dress

While my dad is in town, I lined up this post. My apologies if I’m a little scarce while he’s here, I’m not going to be online much this week! Now, let’s go apple picking! After all, I have the most perfectly applelicious dress for it.   Can you tell… read more »

Finished project: bias-cut green skirt

I have a new favorite skirt! Okay yes, it’s not that exciting. But I’ve needed at least one (okay several) good, basic skirt for ages, and finally I sat down to change that. I can’t tell you how many times I look into my closet, pick a blouse, then look… read more »

Finished project: No-more-sewing-slump dress

I mentioned it in my giveaway post (one last day to enter!), but I finished the dress I was working on that finally kicked the sewing slump out of me. Yee haw! This pattern is a 1940s house dress, Simplicity 4660. You can see my copy is in really rough… read more »

Finished project: So neat and sweet jersey

Finally, I have a finished project to share with you all! It’s about time. This is my latest sweater, with the delicate name of So Neat and Sweet in her Simple V-Necked Jersey (pattern link on Ravelry, my project page on Ravelry). It’s from A Stitch in Time Volume 2.… read more »

Sunday Pictorial Beret

I can’t believe as I’m posting this, I’ve reached over 500 followers. Wow! I must say I’m incredibly humbled and flattered that there are that many of you who actually want to read about my mundane little life. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway for this milestone, but… read more »

My lovely stranded cardigan!

Hi everyone, I’m back home! I have massive catching up to do on my feed reader. My, how everyone’s been posting like a maniac! We had a lovely, albeit somewhat brief, trip to my mom’s outside of Washington, D.C. I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet up with any D.C.… read more »

A very spoooooky Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone! Guess what spooooky project I’ve been keeping under my hat? Well okay, not under my hat. It is my hat! And surely a spooky bit of knitting will help strike the fear of Halloween into you! There are creepy black bats, flying across an orange background… Skeletons… read more »

Fair isle beret & lace gloves for Fall

Fall! ‘Tis the season for knitters everywhere to enjoy their woolies! I was determined to get a bit of accessory knitting in early for Fall, and diligently started back in August when I first got bitten by the Fall bug. My initial plans were for a matching fair isle beret… read more »

Finished project: scalloped collar Pendrell blouse

This weekend I finished up a sewing project, and I’m so excited to reveal it! I started my scalloped collar Pendrell blouse back in early July and got it about 80% complete, then life got in the way and I didn’t pick it back up until this weekend when I… read more »

Finished project: New York leaf dress

I’m so happy to report that my dress is complete! Friday afternoon I put the finishing touches on the sundress I started last weekend. I’d been getting increasingly frustrated with sewing lately and finally realized what was bogging me down in several of my abandoned projects: the muslins. I decided… read more »

Tutorial: Restyle vintage trousers into shorts

I hope everyone over here in the U.S. had a lovely long holiday weekend. I have lots of things I hope to share with you over the next week or so (including wedding photos!), so I better get crackin’ since it’s already Tuesday, huh? Today I have a little tutorial… read more »