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Weekend projects:

1. My first attempt at making a wallet. I’ll upgrade to leather when I get it just right. Also, my sewing machine was not made for pleather. It was rough going, as you can see from the horrible stitching.

2. I got a new computer this week so I needed to make a new laptop sleeve. Not too shabby for making it in about an hour, sans pattern.

This weekend was oh so quiet. I didn’t go out at all on Friday or Saturday night and I can’t remember the last time that happened. I stayed in, watched My Man Godfrey and Sullivan’s Travels (my goodness - don’t Veronica Lake and Joel McCrea make just about the most attractive couple ever?), started reading The Virgin Suicides, drank coffee, finally got my sewing machine out of our storage room/pantry to make the shirt above, and just so you don’t think I’m completely lame - I did make the trek down to Bridgeport to finally check out Maria’s and decided that black lagers are my choice drink for fall.
(Additional note: Why yes, that is a First Lady by Belvedere hair salon drying chair. And yes, it does work. If you’re all like, my hair is so wet! I need to get it dry and I don’t even want to stand right now, or hold a blow dryer, then I can help you out.)

This weekend was oh so quiet. I didn’t go out at all on Friday or Saturday night and I can’t remember the last time that happened. I stayed in, watched My Man Godfrey and Sullivan’s Travels (my goodness - don’t Veronica Lake and Joel McCrea make just about the most attractive couple ever?), started reading The Virgin Suicides, drank coffee, finally got my sewing machine out of our storage room/pantry to make the shirt above, and just so you don’t think I’m completely lame - I did make the trek down to Bridgeport to finally check out Maria’s and decided that black lagers are my choice drink for fall.

(Additional note: Why yes, that is a First Lady by Belvedere hair salon drying chair. And yes, it does work. If you’re all like, my hair is so wet! I need to get it dry and I don’t even want to stand right now, or hold a blow dryer, then I can help you out.)

I just received the tova pattern from Wiksten in the mail, and ordered the woven tee pattern from Grainline Studio. This weekend is going to get sew crazy!

I just received the tova pattern from Wiksten in the mail, and ordered the woven tee pattern from Grainline Studio. This weekend is going to get sew crazy!

Sunday 26 June 2011Tank top - made by meFarmer’s tan - sponsored by short sleeved t-shirts + sunny daysUnder eye bags - courtesy of poor sleeping habitsPainting - Ryan Beck*
(image)________________________________*You can see more here. I can get you in contact with him if you’re interested.

Sunday 26 June 2011
Tank top - made by me
Farmer’s tan - sponsored by short sleeved t-shirts + sunny days
Under eye bags - courtesy of poor sleeping habits
Painting - Ryan Beck*

(image)
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*You can see more here. I can get you in contact with him if you’re interested.

I’ve been sewing like a mad woman lately. Above are four new tank tops for summer*. There are also patterns for two new dresses already cut that I hope to get to this week. Now, if I could just focus this energy and attention on things that have deadlines looming._________________________________
*Did you hear, it’s supposed to be in the eighties in Chicago today…warm weather at last. Oh snap jawn!
The patterns - both are quick and simple, perfect for beginners, or those with little patience like me.Wiksten tank top + dress patternGrainline tiny pocket tank

I’ve been sewing like a mad woman lately. Above are four new tank tops for summer*. There are also patterns for two new dresses already cut that I hope to get to this week. Now, if I could just focus this energy and attention on things that have deadlines looming.
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*Did you hear, it’s supposed to be in the eighties in Chicago today…warm weather at last. Oh snap jawn!

The patterns - both are quick and simple, perfect for beginners, or those with little patience like me.
Wiksten tank top + dress pattern
Grainline tiny pocket tank

Look what’s in the mail and on it’s way to my front door! The Wiksten Tank Top + Dress sewing pattern. Hello summer uniform.

Look what’s in the mail and on it’s way to my front door! The Wiksten Tank Top + Dress sewing pattern. Hello summer uniform.

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