Monthly Archives: September 2014

the uncharted-territory blouse

I needed a blouse to accompany my chiffon skirt. Obviously. I decided on a simple design with a Peter Pan collar and settled on following Gertie’s Peter Pan variation in Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing. I received this book for Christmas and really enjoyed reading through it, but had never tried any of the included patterns. […]

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the highly irrational skirt

This past week was perhaps not the best week to make a whole outfit. Maybe I secretly wanted a back-to-school getup, even though I haven’t been back to school in five years. Or maybe I have to chalk it up to vanity because I wanted a new ensemble to wear while I taught a lesson […]

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a fountain-drink week

I’ve had a fountain drink every day this week–it’s been that kind of week. I don’t want to dump all of my complaints on you, but here’s a taste of my week: Labor Day we went shopping for a car, which is about as hellish as waiting in the checkout line at WalMart. And we went car shopping […]

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happy birthday to me

{This is not, in fact, my birthday cake. I made this one for a lovely friend of mine. Before I drove it over to her house, I dug this dress out of the laundry hamper and ordered Josh to take super quick pictures of me next to this birthday cake that belongs to someone else.} So, […]

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