The Oakland A’s Bark at the Park 2014

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Our favorite dog day of the year has arrived! The Oakland A's Bark at the Park! This was our second time attending the dog day game.  Last year's game was such an awesome experience that we've been looking forward to this game all year! Mr. H and I took Doc and Rollie again.  They wore the same jackets that they sported last year, with the exception that this year my MIL embroidered their names for them.  And yes, Rollie is named after Hall of Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers. The … [Continue reading...]

A Teal Knit Myrtle

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Hello friends! This knit newbie made another knit dress! This one is the new Colette Myrtle.  I pre-ordered the pattern and was able to whip it up in a jiffy!  I made version 1 in a size 2x. I just love the classic Grecian look of the cowl neckline and how comfy it is to wear this dress!  It's like wearing pajamas when you certainly don't look like you are! This dress was certainly a quick make. I had it done in a few hours.  The longest part of the construction process for me was … [Continue reading...]

A Geranium Print Tie Strap Dress from 1953

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Hello, ladies! It’s time again for a retro pattern! This is Retro Butterick 5708, a full skirted dress with tie straps from 1953. I was perusing my hoard collection of retro patterns a few months ago when I came across this pattern.  I was very much drawn to the one shoulder look and thought it […]

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And we have lift-off! The Curvy Sewing Collective launches today!

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After months of work and planning, The Curvy Sewing Collective now has a live website!!! www   We have hope that our site will be a place where curvy sewists in the online sewing community can meet to share, learn and be inspired.  We have the beginnings of a knowledge base of tutorials and […]

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A Nautical Bronte + a Denim Peggy

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Hello friends! I’m on board with a bit of nautical inspiration with this top and skirt! This is the Bronte knit top by Jennifer Lauren Vintage and the Peggy skirt by BlueGingerDoll. For the Bronte, I used a navy/white stripe knit that was in a mystery bundle from Fabric Mart.  I am not well versed […]

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An LA Sewists Meetup & some Hollywood Costumes


  Ah, it’s been two weeks down since our weekend down in Los Angeles and I am just now posting about it!   Most of the reason is due to the fact that I did not take any photos!  My bad!  So I waited until others posted their photos so that I could snatch them! […]

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A Bit of a Retro Playsuit: Bronte + Tap Shorts

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Greetings, friends! I’ve been working on my summer vacation wardrobe and shorts were definitely on the menu! I’m not sure if my outfit is exactly a playsuit, but both patterns are definitely reminiscent of the 1950′s and are perfect to wear whilst participating in playful activities!  My top is the lovely Bronte knit top from Jennifer […]

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A Retro Nightgown and some frightful poses…

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  Hello friends! I guess there comes a time on every sewing blog when one starts to show off their undergarments and bedclothes. Apparently this blog is no different. This is Burda 7109, a retro pattern reminiscent of the 1960′s. I made View A in a size 22, following the directions, but omitting the frilly […]

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