I bought this pattern (Kanerva Blouse by Named Clothing) at Fancy Tiger Crafts when I had a brief work trip to Denver, CO.  It’s a very simply styled button back blouse, with an optional peplum.  At the time I undertook this project, I had purchased many beautiful polyester georgette yardages at the National City Swap Meet for about $2/yd.  Each piece was a designer sample at about 2 yds each.  I was working on a new fall wardrobe (to give you an idea of just how far behind I am in my reviews!) at the time, so I selected a couple of navy prints to go with my other wardrobe coordinates.  One had these little boats on it (so cute!) and another was a striking border print that my sister picked out for me.

Yokes with pleats pressed in (V1488)
Yokes with French seams (V1488)
modifying trenchcoat pattern
Winter Background
Wine Ponte and Wine Trilobal
whoa! what happened here? The notches are closing in on each other!
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Wallpaper: Wooden
Wallpaper: Winter Woods
Wallpaper: Washi Tape
Wallpaper: Washi Tape
Wallpaper: Tropical
Wallpaper: shabby cottage
Wallpaper: Jellyfish Dark
Wallpaper: Fantasy Ship
Wallpaper: Dark Fantasy Forest
Wallpaper: Christmas Deer
Wallpaper: Celestial Children 3
Wallpaper: Brooches Art
Wallpaper: Bang Bang
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Vogue V2824 Guy Laroche Finished Front
Vogue Kay Unger V1432 WIP
Vogue Kay Unger V1432 Pattern
Vogue Kay Unger V1432 Header Image
Vogue Kay Unger V1432 Finished Front
Vogue Kay Unger V1432 Finished Back
Vogue Gallery Header Image
Vogue Gallery - Slubby Silk Tweed Dress (Front)
Vogue Gallery - Slubby Silk Tweed Dress (Detail)
Vogue Gallery - Belinda Bellville 1970's Dress Embroidery
Vogue Gallery - Belinda Bellville 1970's Dress
Vogue Gallery - Asymmetrical Tops Embroidery
Vogue Asymmetrical Tops - Bathroom Selfie
Vogue Anna Sui Blouse Side
Vogue Anna Sui Blouse Front
Vogue 8793, Zipper Detail Insertion
Vogue 8793, Inside Detail
Vogue 8793, Finished Front 2
Vogue 8793, Finished Front
Vogue 8793, Finished Back
Vogue 8793, Closeup of Collar
Vogue 8793, Closeup Collar 2
Vogue 8721 Pattern Jacket
Vogue 8721 Elizabeth Gillet Header
Vogue 8721 - Elizabeth Gillet (front - 2)
Vogue 8721 - Elizabeth Gillet (front - 1)
Vogue 8721 - Elizabeth Gillet (back - 1)
Vogue 1542 Closeup Front
Vogue 1488 Tie-Front Shirt-Dress by DKNY (V1488)
Vogue 1488 by DKNY Finished! Front View – Sleeve (V1488)
Vogue 1488 by DKNY Finished! Front View – Right (V1488)
Vogue 1488 by DKNY Finished! Front View – Back (V1488)
Vogue 1488 by DKNY Finished! Front View - Right (V1488)
Vogue 1488 by DKNY Finished! Front View - Center (V1488)
Vogue 1488 by DKNY (V1488)
Vogue Gallery - 1452 Sandra Betzina (Back)
Vogue 1452 finished in a cheap poly lycra from the swap meet
Vogue 1452 Comparing Crotch Curve
Vogue 1440: Using piping foot to sew seam with 5/8
Vogue 1440: Trimming the excess with applique scissors
Vogue 1440: topstitching the bias binding down (Hong Kong finish)
Vogue 1440: Pinning the cording to keep from working out of the casing
Vogue 1440: pinning and pressing the miter on the fringe
Vogue 1440: Oh no! I put the upper side back pieces upside down!
Vogue 1440: Inside view, halfway through
Vogue 1440: Fringe pieces
Vogue 1440: First attempt at bias binding before finding a method
Vogue 1440: Finished project, inside view
Vogue 1440: Finished Project Back View
Vogue 1440: Finished Project
Vogue 1440: Collar attached
Vogue 1440: Close up of sleeves
Vogue 1440: Close up of mitered collar fringe
Vogue 1440: Close up of back detail
Vogue 1440: Center back collar pieced with grosgrain ribbon
Vogue 1440: Bias tape made on serger with cording foot and chain stitch
Vogue 1440: Bias bound seam finishing
Vogue 1440: basting the piping with a piping foot and seam guide set to 1/2
Vogue 1440: ARGH! Sleeve is backwards!
Vogue 1440: all pieces cut and pinned to form
Vogue 1440: Bias binding pinned to collar edge
Vogue 1440 Donna Karan Collection Pattern
Vogue 1440 Donna Karan Collection Header
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger Ruching Details
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger Project & Fabric
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger Post Header
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger Pleating Details
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger Pieces Cut
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger Pattern
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger Finished Front
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger Finished Front
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger Finished Back
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger Finished Back
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger EOS Crepe Fabric
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Ruching Tacked in Place from Back
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Ruching Detail
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Ruching Carefully Pinned and Distributed
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Ruched Bust Pieces
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Ruched back panels
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Post Header
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Pattern
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Narrow Serger Roll Hem
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Kitty Protest
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Kitty Nap
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Finished Front
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Finished Back
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Cut Pieces Marked with Numbered Tissue
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Completed Ruched bodice
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Charmeuse Lining
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein Bodice
Vogue 1354 Anne Klein
Vogue 1312 header collage
Vogue 1312 by Lynn Mizono Pattern Jacket
Vogue 1282: Donna Karan Petite Alteration
Vogue 1282: Donna Karan Pattern
Vogue 1282: Donna Karan Header
Vogue 1282: Donna Karan Finished Front
Vogue 1282: Donna Karan Finished Back
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Vintage Style Background
Vintage Car Pinup Girl Wallpaper
Vintage 70' Simplicity 6777 - Hippie Costume
Vintage 1974 (70's) Simplicity 6368 Men's Shirt Pattern
Vintage 1966 (60's) Simplicity 6833 Dress modified to peplum top
Vintage 1950's Simplicity 1153 Dress (eyelet overlay)
V8793 Post Header Vogue 8793 Katherine Tilton
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using the character selector in Bernina Designer Plus
Using hair canvas for the facing to ensure proper neckline structure (Vogue 1312 by Lynn Mizono)
Using a tailor's clapper to manipulate the fabric while creasing (V1488)
Upcycled tee into tank, topstitching mesh panels
Upcycled tee into tank, step two: cut the sides open
Upcycled tee into tank, step three: fold in half to center print
Upcycled tee into tank, step one: remove collar of tee
Upcycled tee into tank, side mesh panels with topstitching
Upcycled tee into tank, red marker points to another seam in shirt
Upcycled tee into tank, red lines indicate new pattern lines to fit onto t-shirt panel
Upcycled tee into tank, placing back pattern for cutting
Upcycled tee into tank, mesh panels joined
Upcycled tee into tank, measuring sides for mesh panel inserts
Upcycled tee into tank, marking cutting line for pattern to fit onto t-shirt back
Upcycled tee into tank, front panel cut
Upcycled tee into tank, cutting mesh inserts
Upcycled tee into tank, cutting edge accent piece for keyhole
Upcycled tee into tank, cutting contrast strips
Upcycled tee into tank, cutting contrast edge accent pieces pressed
Upcycled tee into tank, cutting back strap
Upcycled tee into tank, cutting accent strips
Upcycled tee into tank, checking tee for pattern fitment. marker indicates location of shirt seam
Upcycled tee into tank, checking mesh panels
Uh oh! Time to start conserving my topstitching thread! (V1488)
Tucking the raw edge under the seam allowance
Trying to figure out how to layout V1488 on this crazy panel!
Trimming excess hair canvas from the seam allowance with applique scissors (Vogue 1312 by Lynn Mizono)
trilobal without interfacing or underlining
trilobal interfaced collar and underlined with organza
Tribal Pattern Jersey (V8946)
tracing off front lining (s1070)
tracing off complete back lining piece
Topstitching the collar while catching the facing underneath (V1488)
To Sherpa, or Not to Sherpa? Header
to Sherpa, or not to Sherpa (s1070)
three piles, MUST, MAYBE & WHO CAREs
This is what it should look like after the first step
This is the lower side hem, which I did in a contrast strip linen (Vogue 1312)
this is all I had left of the aqua when I was done! (V1488)
Theory Jacket, Front
Theory, back
The novelty section near the front of the store
The impressive buttons and findings collection!
The front is now all assembled.  I'm really liking how the colorway is working up! V1488
The corners take special care.  I tacked them into place before joining the long seam.  I wanted to be sure that any ease was evenly distributed (Vogue 1312)
The corners take special care.  I tacked them into place ... (Vogue 1312)
The Cameleer collage
The Birds Background (digital bakery)
The back isn't turned out yet.  I'm going to push the front through here (Vogue 1312)
the auto-digitized version of the characters
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swap meet haul 5-5-2015
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stuff outside green roost store
Stopping point! Most of the outer shell assembled (s1070)
stopping point! back view (s1070)
Stitching the neckline in with stitch in ditch foot
Step 9: Top stitch the trim band down with a chain stitch
Burda 7/2016 #102: Preparing waistband for encased tie with narrow roll of bodice
Burda 7/2016 #102: Preparing waistband for encased tie with narrow roll of skirt
Burda Style 7/2016 #102, bodice assembly: completed bodice turned out and basted
Burda 7/2016 #102, bodice assembly: pinned on form and straps adjusted
Burda 7/2016 #102, skirt: preparing to attach skirt to waistband
Burda 7/2016 #102: basting the twisted shoulder straps
Burda Style 7/2016 #102, bodice assembly: sewing straps with stay tape
Burda 7/2016 #102, skirt: double needle coverstitch hem
Burda 7/2016 #102: waistbands attached to bodice, small opening for tie
Burda 7/2016 #102: bodice lining sewn and understitched
Burda 7/2016 #102: bodice attached to lining, stay tape applied
Burda 7/2016 #102: Bodice and lining pinned in place
Step 3 (B): Sew the loop trim in a continuous seam
Burda 7/2016 #102: stitching waistband down from top with a
Burda 7/2016 #102: waistband pinned in place and ready for stitch in ditch
Step 13: Turn-out, front side: notice ruching to fit
Burda 7/2016 #102: encased waistband tie turned out
Step 13: Turned out, backside, lazy edge-stitch of opening
Burda 7/2016 #102: Waistbands sewn at end and partially along lower (skirt) edge
Step 12 (C): sew in place with sewing machine
Step 12 (B): Distribute and pin fullness in place
Step 12 (A): Pull strap into tube, through hole
Burda 7/2016 #102: Waistbands pinned with all layers (including tie) encased
Step 11 (B): Pinning straps in place
Step 11 (A): Laying out the strap position
Step 10: Unpick some of the rectangular strap
Burda 7/2016 #102: placing tie between waistband layers
Burda 7/2016 #102: bodice and bodice lining seams sewn and topstitched
Step 3 (A): Pin the finishing band to the keyhole
Step 2: Measure the keyhole and trim the finishing band
Step 1: Sew center back to make keyhole
steampunk jewelry at The Cameleer
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Font Sample
Star Wars Battlefront Background/Wallpaper 2
Star Wars Battlefront Background/Wallpaper
Stained and scuff sanded.  Ready for Lacquer (Singer 128 Bentwood Case Restoration)
Stain applied and timer started  (Singer 128 Bentwood Case Restoration)
Spray stripper applied in generous layer (Singer 128 Bentwood Case Restoration)
spooky house halloween background
so many choices! gel stain or oil stain? (Singer 128 Bentwood Case Restoration)
Sit, Stay Poly Crepe from EOS
Singer 9W Restoration
Singer 9W Restoration
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Simplicity Project Gallery Header
Simplicity Fish Costume 4926 -
Simplicity Fish Costume 4926 -
Simplicity 8287 modified historical coat
Simplicity 7267 Vintage 70's knit top pattern
Simplicity 5581 Men's Short Sleeve Button Down
Simplicity 5581 Men's Hawaiian Shirt
Simplicity 4760 - Men's Button-Down Shirt
Simplicity 4697 - Misses Knit Dresses
Simplicity 4381 Children's Pajamas with Piping
Simplicity 4110 - Misses Cargo Pants
Simplicity 3678 - Misses Dresses
Simplicity 1733 Khaliah Ali Twist Front Dress
Simplicity 1733 Khaliah Ali Twist Front Dress
Simplicity 1323 Stitching Applique
Simplicity 1323 Serged CF & CB Seams
Simplicity 1323
Simplicity 1323 Post Header
Simplicity 1323 Pattern
Simplicity 1323 In Progress: Cutting
Simplicity 1323 Finished Front
Simplicity 1323 Finished Back
Simplicity 1323
Simplicity 1323
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Simplicity 1318 Post Header Image
Simplicity 1318 Pattern Image
Simplicity 1318 Kimono Sleeve
Simplicity 1318 Inside band (after 1st wash)
Simplicity 1318 Finished Front with pink sparkle top
Simplicity 1318 Finished Front closeup print detail
Simplicity 1318 Finished Front (after 1st wash)
Simplicity 1318 Finished Back
Simplicity 1072: black leather-look with red/black damask knit (front)
Simplicity 1072: black leather-look with red/black damask knit (back)
Simplicity 1072: Black and Red Sweatshirt with Applique Header
Simplicity 1072 Sweatshirt inside detail: applique with cut-away close-up
Simplicity 1072 Sweatshirt inside detail: applique with cut-away
Simplicity 1072 easy-to-sew
Simplicity 1070 using painters tape to mark fringe placement
Simplicity 1070 turning edge of sleeve lining under before insertion
Simplicity 1070 Trimming away the seam allowance with a french curve and rotary cutter
Simplicity 1070 Topstitching and Securing Neck edge
Simplicity 1070 Studs from JoAnn's
Simplicity 1070 Sleeves turned out
Simplicity 1070 Sleeve Lining Sewn into place
Simplicity 1070 Side View Details
Simplicity 1070 Shoulder Stitching, Fringe, Stud Details
Simplicity 1070 Preparing to attach sleeve facing
Simplicity 1070 Preparing the trim with wonder under strips
Simplicity 1070 Preparing Fringe
Simplicity 1070 Pinning turned sleeve lining to outer sleeve
Simplicity 1070 Pinning the facing and shell together in the seam allowance
Simplicity 1070 Pattern Photo
Simplicity 1070 Mixed Media Jacket Header
Simplicity 1070 Marking the Fringe
Simplicity 1070 Lining and Jacket aligned, preparing to fuse
Simplicity 1070 inside lining (front)
Simplicity 1070 I got a new (better) iron!
Simplicity 1070 Hole in Silk Organza Press Cloth
Simplicity 1070 Front View Details
Simplicity 1070 Fringe fused into place and trimmed
Simplicity 1070 Finished Trim Details
Simplicity 1070 finished inside lining
Simplicity 1070 Finished Front Closed
Simplicity 1070 Finished Back View
Simplicity 1070 Facing fused to shell (inside out)
Simplicity 1070 Determining the placement of the fringe
Simplicity 1070 Carpet Shampoo
Simplicity 1070 Burned Area
Simplicity 1070 applying wonder under to gaps
Simplicity 1070 Applying Wonder Under
Simplicity 1070 all of the wonder under applied to the facing
Simplicity 1070 all of the facings with wonder under
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Signs on E Davis St, Culpeper, VA
sidewalk chalk and decorated sidewalk
Show Studio Yohji Yamamoto
Show Studio Yohji Yamamoto
Show Studio Junya Watanabe
Show Studio Guiles Deacon
Show Studio Galliano Project
Show Studio Antony Price
Show Studio JW Anderson Project
Shamrock Shake Cupcakes with Chocolate Amaretto Filling
sewing the facing with 1/4
Krystin Baker's Sewing Room
Sewing room panorama
Sewing Room
Sewing Room
Sewing Room
Sewing Room
Sewing Room
Sewing Room
Sewing Room
Sewing Room
Searching my stash for coordinating fabrics (V8946 & S1070)
seafood etouffee
San Diego / CA / United States - 12/24/15
San Diego / CA / United States - 12/24/15
San Diego / CA / United States - 12/24/15
San Diego / CA / United States - 12/24/15
San Diego / CA / United States - 12/24/15
San Diego / CA / United States - 12/1/15
San Diego / CA / United States - 12/1/15
San Diego / CA / United States - 11/30/15
rotating and checking hoop fit
Ronda Rousey,
Ronda Rousey
rolls and rolls of silks!
Riess Skirt
Rick Owens 8
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Rick Owens 6
Rick Owens 5
Rick Owens 4
Rick Owens 3
Rick Owens 2, Front
Rick Owens 2, Back
Rick Owens 1, Front
rhinestone buttons in window display pt 2
rhinestone buttons in window display