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Leini, the birthday dress

This past week marked the beginning of my last year as a thirty-something.  Eek!  There were several celebratory events (dinners here, here, and here--clearly I enjoy eating!), and for the latter two, I wore this lovely silk dress.The pattern is from Named, the Leini Dress.  I chose it for the simple design (to blend in better… Continue reading Leini, the birthday dress

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Tutorial: sewing picot elastic on underwear and camisoles

If you are here from the Britex blog, welcome!I've been sewing a lot of silk underwear lately; I'm positively addicted.  There is something thoroughly satisfying about making something that is beautiful, useful and a quick sew.  And it might even be cost effective, considering how little fabric is needed.   In this post, I'll show… Continue reading Tutorial: sewing picot elastic on underwear and camisoles