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The Final Chapter of the Curtain Tales: The Muslin Lining!

Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. This past weekend I set to work making the muslin lining that will sit behind our linen curtains. This will help to block light and… Read more »

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Brown Herringbone Wool Laptop Case <3 by Stash

I think I mentioned earlier that I’ve been bitten by the herringbone love bug. I don’t even really know when it started. While shopping online for a case for my new Macbook Air (which I got as a Christmas gift!) I came across this herringbone wool laptop case on Etsy. Since it was expensive but… Read more »

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Dreaming of Making Curtains for New Home

Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. I sewed my first buttonhole! When I pulled my cloth out of my sewing machine, I was so amazed to see the buttonhole etchings appear… Read more »

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Products of My Suffering – Mousybabe Hand-Sewn Linen Bags

As I wasn’t allowed to eat today (see our last posts: Detox Post #1 | Detox Post #2), I busied myself with sewing so I wouldn’t think about delicious fried oysters or ramen or fill-in-the-blank with favorite food. These are the products of my suffering. More explanation to come on what exactly these bags are… Read more »

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Well If This Ain’t The Cutest Shirt Design Ever <3

… then I dunno what is. This is a new T they’re selling over at Bits of Thread in Adams Morgan. $15 a pop. While I’m at it, Bits of Thread have announced their latest schedule of classes this coming season. Deep Throat also tells me that G Street Fabrics is expected to post their… Read more »

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Latest Make: Gray Floral Print Bag

So I’m almost finished with this little baggie that I started making before my sewing machine’s backstitch function broke several months ago. (It has since gone through the (Soviet) Sears repair process.) It’s a pretty simple bag – the same pattern that’s used at Bits of Thread in Adams Morgan. I made one before using… Read more »

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Alexander McQueen: “Savage Beauty”

My sewing teacher mentioned during class tonight that she was waffling about whether to take a tough trip up to New York for the Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Met. The name rang a bell… how could it not – what a name. But I realized it was because I’d recently read about… Read more »