Category Archives: not clothes

oh god, more squares

I got a bee in my bonnet about making furoshiki out of seasonal prints so I could match the print to the contents of the bundle. I started looking for appropriate prints and had difficulty finding anything that I particularly … Continue reading

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it’s curtains for you!

My husband asked me to make him some sheer curtains for his south-facing dorm room in the UK. He has black-out curtains, but nothing to both allow light in and block direct sun. (Yes, they do get direct sun occasionally.) … Continue reading

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garment bags, round 2: for long, full skirts

I have two very full, ankle-length tiered skirts for dance. In my current group, black is verboten, so my black skirt gets very little use and has been starting literally to collect dust. My red skirt gets used regularly, but … Continue reading

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boot bag

Last Christmas, I gave my sister a pair of shoe bags. She mentioned that a bag that would fit a pair of boots would not go amiss. I dug out the remaining scraps of the fabric I had used for … Continue reading

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garment bags

I have a few items in my closet that don’t get much use, so I thought I’d make some garment bags to keep the dust off. I traced a hanger, straightened the lines, and added “ease” and seam allowance. (Note … Continue reading

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practical

… is about the last word I’d use to describe this project. So it’s obvious that I won’t be wearing this to work or to lounge around at home. As dance costume, it’s automatically “special occasion wear”. With an ordinary … Continue reading

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how not to use yarn

I am not a knitter but I’ve had a couple of projects using different sorts of yarn. My experience is very limited and quite sporadic, which is probably why I’ve made inappropriate choices and had more failures than successes. Exhibit … Continue reading

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