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    McCall’s 6697 – The Barber Pole Dress

    I first saw this pattern while browsing on eBay and I knew I had to have it in my collection. Shortly thereafter, I was shopping for fabrics to use in it. Unfortunately, the only two fabrics I could find at…

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    McCalls 6173 View B Modified

    As you’ve seen, I’ve sewn McCalls 6173 a few times, both the pants view (twice) and the leggings view (once). I was disappointed with the leggings view as they just weren’t tight, but now I see it wasn’t the pattern’s…

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    Mock-Up Time!

    I promised myself some new workout clothes next month, and I set aside $50 in my budget to buy and try some new athletics fabrics I found on Fabric.com. Of course while I was there, I ended up finding some…

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    A Few Projects & Me Made May!

    So I am pretty sure this is my new favorite pattern, at least for this week. I sewed View A as its supposed to be, then I sewed View A minus the flounce in white satin for the 80’s party,…

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    McCalls 5184 View A Revisited

    I just posted this skirt (McCalls 5184 View A) yesterday without the flounce and it was a micro-mini. That was fine and all but today I woke up and I wanted to try the skirt with with the flounce added,…

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    McCalls 5184 View A Modified

    Where have I been lately? I have all these plans for sewing but haven’t done much of anything. You know how that is? Anyway, we have an 80’s theme party we are going to the first weekend in May, and…

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    A Quick Photo Dump & Some Other Stuff

    I’ve posted a few projects in the last few months that have had either lousy pics, or mentioned things without any pictures at all. This afternoon my new camera arrived, and I was able to get a few quick photos…

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    McCall 6173 View A

    A while back I posted View B of this pattern McCall 6173 (here), finding that while the pattern was easy enough to put together once I had the right fabric, they were more skinny pants than leggings. I had cut…