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Month: April, 2012

CRAZY DORKY AWESOME

Yesterday, I received a sewing book I’d ordered after seeing it listed as a reference on Colletterie. Imagine my surprise as I flipped from the front to the back cover of Secrets of the Couturiers: How can so much dorky and awesome live on the same dust flap? The front and back covers not only [...]

TUTORIAL: HOW TO SEW A BUILT-IN BRA (WITH CUPS!)

How-Do-You-Do-Bardot Maillot (left), Bubblegum Top (right) For the past year, I’ve been sewing built-in shelf bras, with cups, into maillots (unitards), t-shirts, and tank tops. My original inspiration for this came from several vintage garments—a dress and bathing suit—that I wear regularly, which have built in bras. For me, there are several advantages to building [...]

EASY AS BLOWING BUBBLES

For a bread-and-buttered Northwestern girl, such as myself, the perfect spring days we’re having in New York are like a cruel, delicate flower: they smell glorious and are way too good to last. The heat, my friends, is coming. In preparation, I’ve been sewing summer tanks (with built in shelf bras with cups!), like the [...]

BADONKA WHAT?

Every once in a while, I sew something that I think is totally a-mazing while strutting in my apartment, but that proves completely inappropriate when taking it to the street (you know it Michael McDonald!). Usually these mishaps involve raveling seams or circle skirts blowing up around my face in a wind storm, but this [...]

FINISHING JERSEY KNIT

Last summer, I spent a few weeks making (and singing the praises of) maillots—a.k.a. unitards. Ballet and modern dance classes were a huge part of my adolescence, and my maillots remind me of the comfy ballet unitards I wore back then. Of all the garments I’ve sewn over the past year, I think my maillots [...]

THANKS, IT’S HERMES!

Dumpster diving in Crown Heights. Happy April Fools’ Day!