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Harley helps.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Still nothing on the Sorbetto. I keep going through my stash, but I don't have enough of anything for an actual shirt. I thought about trying to make a Sorbetto nightgown (I've been really wanting one lately -- it's been so hot!) out of some light vintage cotton I picked up at a thrift store, but I don't have enough for that either. Thankfully, we're going to NY this weekend, so hopefully I'll have time to hit the Garment District and pick up some remnants. Lesson learned: From now on, buy 3 yards of everything.

In the meantime: $1.99 out-of-print Vogue patterns! I'm pretty obsessed with this, especially this hoodie and skirt:

I'm so making this for fall. The photo doesn't do the skirt justice; the line art is much better. Also, a hoodie with pockets that works for the office! Whee!

And this:

The top looks kind of ridiculous in the photo, but maybe that's due to the color choices. (Brown and blue, really?) I'd love to try it in black and gray, or black and a pattern. Also wondering if I could make a travel version out of some kind of quick-dry stretch fabric, maybe? Probably a bad idea.


  1. Thank you for commenting on my blog and congratulations on getting started in sewing. That's a pretty impressive first go!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Looking forward to reading more of your blog :)