Tag Archives: the sew weekly

Holiday Coat Made in 2012

This is my go-to holiday coat! I wore it today 12-2015 and still got tons of compliments! I didn’t wear the silly hat, or fancy shoes. 🙂 This is how we used to set up our weekly blog posts for … Continue reading

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TBT: Flower Power

Flower Power! This was one of my challenges for the Sew Weekly, back in 2012. Since I never blogged about it here,  I thought I’d share it with you. During that year I made 52 garments, one for each week … Continue reading

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Revisiting The Catalina 40’s Dress

Do you ever look in your closet and wonder why you haven’t worn a particular dress you’ve made? I had some time between editing for Lekala, and doing alterations, to try on a few of those dresses that just stay … Continue reading

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I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama Originally posted May 9, 2012 Yes, I fondly remember Mama. I’ve spent weeks thinking about my mom and trying to remember everything I could about her. You see, my mom passed away when my youngest daughter was … Continue reading

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Me Made May 13… I’m in!

It’s time for Me Made May 13! Thank you Zoey for coming up with this great social event. ‘I, Barbara aka zibergirl), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I will endeavor to wear something hand made, refashioned, or … Continue reading

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2012 Sewing Review!

During 2012, I made one piece of clothing every week for the entire year. I was a Challenge Contributor along with many other sewers on the site “The Sew Weekly”. Together we shared our experiences and supported each other’s struggles … Continue reading

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It’s the “Time of the Season” 60’s dress

The Facts: Fabric: floral linen purchased from “Mood” earlier this year Pattern: Mccall’s 8567 Year: 1966 Notions: One vintage zipper Time to complete: One evening to cut, another to sew and one morning to hem. First worn: November 24, just … Continue reading

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Winter Coat

Fabric: Mid-weight woven plaid fabric and red lining Pattern: Butterick 5145 Year: contemporary Notions: 9 leather covered buttons (could be faux leather) Time to complete: Forever! One full day and three evenings First worn: December 3 for photo-shoot Wear again? … Continue reading

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Guest at Downton Abbey

CHALLENGE: BLACK AND WHITE The Facts: Fabric: Upcycled Black and White Rayon (or something), Extra Large Women’s Dress Pattern: self-drafted Year:Faux 1920′s Downton Abbey style Notions: a bit of lace and another upcycled black dress for underslip Time to complete: … Continue reading

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Mad Men Challenge

I had a lot of fun with this Sew Weekly Challenge I used some vintage fabric and a retro pattern. Here are a few pics!

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