2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,400 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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Oops, I think I did it again…

There’s a new image widget on the left sidebar.

Cocktail Outfit Contest

Yep, I’ve entered a new contest :lol: I really don’t need another cocktail outfit, but I just want to have some fun sewing!

Vintage Pattern Contest – Completed Projects!


I ran out of time (and steam) and only made the capelet and the dress. But these were the two major components I wanted to enter in the contest, so mission accomplished! The voting has begun, I’m quite nervous. I don’t know if I really have chances in winning one of the prizes — in […]

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Vintage Pattern Contest – muslin progress


I officially dislike vintage pattern magazines for their lack of instructions, markings and, well, clarity. Hats off to the seamstresses of the time — they obviously knew what they were doing! I mean, look at this sheet: Seriously? I’m dizzy just looking at it! I took the bull by the horns and attacked tracing my […]

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Vintage winter holidays party outfit ideas

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This Vintage Pattern Contest is really inspiring! Or it’s driving me mad, one of the two. Because I don’t have enough of just making a dress, I thought I’d just go ahead and make a complete outfit — just in case I’d be invited to a fancy cocktail party. I know I won’t be, but […]

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Vintage Pattern Contest – I’m in!


I just entered the Vintage Pattern Contest on Pattern Review. Not an easy task, as the contest is already underway and I have a serious lack of vintage patterns that fit in my stash. I suddenly remembered I had a few Dutch pattern magazines (Marion) from the 50′s and 60′s. Not all the designs are […]

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Dear sewing machine, I missed you!


In my last post, I said I was planning to sew a small capsule wardrobe to get me started for the autumn/winter season, since I had absolutely nothing appropriate that fits. I’m going to say immediately that I did not sew this capsule wardrobe after all… let’s say I enjoyed shopping a bit too much […]

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New Body = Challenge

Weight loss progress

I used to know how to dress to flatter my body. Dresses with a belt to enhance my waist and give the illusion of longer legs. Tops with draping to hide bulges. And deep Vs to elongate my neck. But how do I dress this new body of mine? The picture on the right was […]

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It’s been so long… where do I start?

I haven’t touched my sewing machine in MONTHS, and only to shorten a couple of trousers and sew up a small present for a friend. All in all, I haven’t touched my sewing machine for any kind of significant sewing project for more than a year! My fingers are getting itchy. I’m starting to feel […]

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My blushing bride and her battle with cancer

I’ve been very silent the past months, mostly because absolutely nothing is happening on the sewing front. I’m still far from a stable weight, so I still don’t want to invest time and money into sewing items that won’t fit 3 weeks later ;) On the other hand, I’m very active on the sporty side, […]

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