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Colette Patterns released a new pattern last week:  a dress called Myrtle that can be made up in a knit OR a woven.  Neato!

I am a sucker for cowl necks and covetously eyed the comfortable looking elastic waisted dresses I spied in droves while we were on our honeymoon, so I decided to go for it.
Colette Myrtle

I know this dress’s name makes sense due to the M naming convention of Colette’s knit pattern collection (Moneta dress, Mabel skirt), but it still makes me think of children’s books that feature female turtles more than anything.

Alas, I digress.

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MW’14: The Crisp A-line Skirt

Woohoo, ya’ll!  I’ve got another skirt done.  OK, I got it done last week, but it’s still pretty neat:

BurdaStyle 02/2014 #105

Say hello to my little friend, style number 105 from BurdaStyle magazine’s February 2014 issue.  Or 02/2014 #105 for short.  Does it look a bit nautical to you, or is that just me?

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MW’14: The Gosammer Skirt

I finally finished the first piece of my mini wardrobe last week!

McCall's 6966

I wanted to call it “The Flowy Skirt” but apparently flowy is not a (real) word.  As someone who has been making clothes for 18 years, and having used this non-word to describe many a garment, I am rather disappointed.  Mr. 5 thinks it’s weird that I thought it was a word at all.

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Three topics, One Post

I got a special notification from WordPress last week:  as of July 7th, I’ve been blogging for 2 years!

2 Years!

Sure, I haven’t been too consistent in posting, but I think it’s pretty cool that I’ve been writing about the things I’ve been making for even this long, especially since I had two (three?) failed, flailing starts at blogging before this one stuck.

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was posting photos of things I’d made on Facebook, and starting to realize that I wanted to say more about them than seemed appropriate for that scene.

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Mini Wardrobe 2014: THE PLAN

Happy July, everybody!  Man, this Summer feels like it’s going by insanely quickly.

I finally decided on my Mini Wardrobe plan, and all of the fabrics I’ll be using to make it come to life!

Here it is.  Daresay you won’t be surprised:

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