Making A Pincushion: New and Improved!

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Hello everyone, sometime last August I went about making myself a pincushion. It was made around a matchbox because I wanted there to be storage for embroidery scissors and thread so it would be convenient for taking to and from school as well as the various spots I work in in the house.

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Fall/Winter Wardrobe: Made and Done! (Part 2)

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Hello, here is part two of my finished fall/winter wardrobe. So this post consists of two shirts one Edwardian inspired and the other Rococo/ Marie Antoinette inspired. One is cotton and the other is my usual silk-cotton blend with chiffon. One is purple one is blue. I’m running out of ways in which to sum up their differences in obvious or one word descriptions. So I’ll just jump in and describe the shirts in their full, from dyes to sewing features to overall look and inspirations!

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Fall/Winter Wardrobe: Made and Done! (Part 1)

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Hello! I am very happy to be back writing! As I felt these last few months of school was mostly making and no writing at all because I had no time for it and I didn’t have a true writing class. Anyways moving along. Today I am going to share with you my fall/winter wardrobe (aka my projects from my self-directed surface design class)! I hope you enjoy!

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My Me-Made Wardrobe

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Hello everyone, recently I finally got to take proper pictures of a few of the tops that I have sewn, which is exciting to me for two reasons. Firstly because most of the pictures you have seen on the blog so far are taken quite quickly in the back room of the house with poor lighting so they aren’t photos I am particularly proud of or two think that they represent the best of natural dyes. So I took the time to take proper pictures of a few of my favorite shirts and I think they represent natural dyes beautifully and I want to share them with you.

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Using Handkerchiefs

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Hello everyone, today I am sharing my love of handkerchiefs. I may have offended or repulsed some of you with that opening sentence but don’t turn away now if you are one of the faucet noses or Rudolph’s of the world because handkerchiefs are nose savers! There are also other benefits to using them, like being better for the environment, pay once save later, being better for your nose, etc. But I want to get down to the details! I have been using hankies for two and a half years now and I can see myself using them well into the future. But prior to my adoption of hankies I thought they were unhygienic, dirty, and would ruin my laundry. This was not the case so I’ll explain the details of using hankies.

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Me-Made Closet – 1900’s Winter Coat

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Hello everyone, I know this is a bit out of season but the other day I finally finished the winter coat that I started last winter. I thought that winter is coming and once school starts up again I won’t have time to finish it until the winter break and I need a coat before winter starts, etc. Anyways I basically finished my winter coat in August because I’ll be too busy to finish it before winter starts. The coat itself was inspired by coats of the Edwardian era as far as shape goes, however I did make some modern changes to the pattern. Like shortening it to be more practical for myself and dyeing the fabric a colour that appeals to my taste more than the dark colours of the era.

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