Monthly Archives: June 2010

the shirt

My primary goal in the Patternmaking III class I took at Portland Sewing was to come up with the perfect button-down shirt pattern. I learned during the patternmaking classes that I have freakish shoulders. They are wide and stick out, … Continue reading

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Chocolate peanut buttah rice krispie treats

Chocolate peanut buttah rice krispie treats, originally uploaded by super eggplant. A couple of my friends were ridiculing my swimwear attempts, so I figured I should get a new post up pronto. Anyway, I am a fan of rice krispie … Continue reading

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summer swimmin’; or, what I learned in swimwear class

Okay, so this is all about the learning PROCESS, and how failures can also be successes. Or something. Anyway, I just finished taking a swimwear class with Portland Sewing, the great school where I took patternmaking. I learned a lot, … Continue reading

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berry fine

I have a bit of a thing for the strawberry motif. Okay, that’s a bit of an understatement. Anyway, I had a couple of small pieces of this strawberry fabric in my stash. The pieces were really too small to … Continue reading

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cookie cutter fun

Cookie cutters are like shoes or books–you can never have too many of them! I was recently contacted by cookie cutter company Ann Clark. The Vermont-based company has been in the cookie cutter business for about two decades now, and … Continue reading

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rick rack tunic

I have been somewhat obsessed with Japanese fabric and pattern manufacturer & shop Rick Rack for a few years now. Unfortunately, they do not ship to the United States (not as far as I can tell, that is). Fortunately, my … Continue reading

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chocolate cobbler

Oh, heyyyyy, what’s going on? I finished up my patternmaking classes, but I am hoping to continue with my education, since I really need it. I am starting a swimwear class this week, but don’t worry, I will not be … Continue reading

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