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January 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Betty Draper Blue Dress

Simplicity 1755 - Betty Draper Blue

This version of the dress reminds me of Betty cooking in the kitchen or running after Sally. I love the new rounded collar. This was the best fabric to work with, I got it at SR Harris last fall and I love it. Was looking forward to making a blouse but this was perfect for the third dress. Read more here for…


Added by Renata on January 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Simplicity 1755 - Tea in Paris Dress

My first project of 2013 is complete, my goal is to be more active this year on SWN.

I felt it would be nice to lay the foundation down as to why I choose the dress and the name. Over the last 3…


Added by Renata on January 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

Antique Handkerchief Quilt

It had been a long time since I stopped to update my blog on Since one lady dropped a comment on a previous post, it made me realize how long I was away from this website, and I thought I would post about my newest work here.…


Added by Emi Shimosato (Kyoko) on January 13, 2013 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Reverse engineering - repairing a shop bought bag

My sister has this really pretty pink bag she had bought on holiday, but it was only cheap, so before long the zip broke, the thin lining started to fray and the bottom seams started to unravel.  So she gave it to me to fix.  I re-stitched the seams and overlocked all the raw edges inside the outer bag.  My first mistake was not taking pictures of it before I…


Added by Karen on January 13, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments

Londa's Sweatshirt Jacket in Sew News

Londa's Sew News Sweatshirt Jacket
Londa's Sew News Sweatshirt Jacket - photo by Brent Ward

I'm tickled pink to have one of my creative sweatshirt jackets in the current Sew News Magazine (Feb-March 2013 issue)!!!!

This jacket is using an…


Added by Londa Rohlfing on January 7, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

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