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Mary Danielson
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Miss Bernadette Decks the Halls: Butterick 6244 and Cashmerette Turner Dress
Good evening, kittens! There's time for one more 2016 blog post, right? We originally had grand plans for tonight, but after two straight weeks of travel, decided to plant ourselves on the couch and watch college football instead. Sam is making steaks, I ma...

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Miss Georgia Knows These Woods Well: Cashmerette Turner Dress
Good evening, kittens! It's hibernation season, down here in Texas. We've had a surprisingly chilly beginning to winter*, the kind of weather that demands tights and coats and copious amounts of tea. It's also the kind of weather that makes me want to do no...

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Miss Hildy Gets a Promotion: Knipmode 03/2016 + McCall's 7351
Kittens, this was a week .  You know the kind. Everything with a plug breaks, deer jump into the road right as you drive by, and you discover that the night shift Emergency Room doctor knows you by name. I. Am. Drained. Give me a fainting couch and a cockta...

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Miss Margot Could Be Your Silver Springs: Butterick 5878
Good afternoon, my dear wombats! Over the last year, I've alluded to my evolving sense of style. It's something everyone goes through, of course. Your body changes, you get older, you move. All of these shifts reverberate through our wardrobes, as well. Whe...

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Miss Gloria and the Swinging Vines: Papercut Sway Dress
Good afternoon, kittens! This weekend was filled with Hitchcock movies, turning plums into plum cakes, and a fair bit of sewing. After a summer of illness and calamity, we're reveling in the change of seasons. Well, metaphorically anyhow. It's still decided...

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Miss Gloria Feels the Heat: Papercut Sway Dress
Hello, my loves! After six years of blogging, quiet summers have become something of a tradition on Idle Fancy, haven't they? The temperature skyrockets and all I want to do is wear yoga pants, drink iced tea, and wallow around in the air conditioning. Sewi...

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Miss Irene and the Yankee Doodle Dandy: McCalls 7351
In sewing, mistakes are inevitable. Perhaps you accidentally clip a seam allowance and the seam, or you decide to skip interfacing this one time. Some overzealous scissor wielding or a too hot iron and a whole project can be ruined in seconds. Kittens, I've...

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Miss Delphine Meets Her Match: McCall's 7351 Variation
Kittens, meet my white whale.  For the entirety of my adult sewing career, I have longed for the perfect button-front shirt. This is, obviously, a running theme with me. I believe in the platonic version of every garment. It's the entire reason I picked up ...

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Miss Irene Lights up the Night: McCall's 7351
There are times when sewing is more than a craft.  In graduate school, this hobby was something I could conquer and control within a set time frame. That last part was particularly important. My dissertation was a year-long process of frantic writing and re...

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Miss Irene is for the Birds: McCall's 7351
Good evening, kittens! After too many weekends on the road, Sam and I are spending this one firmly ensconced at home. The NBA Finals are on TV, both dogs are napping by back door, and an impressive line of thunderstorms is moving in. We couldn't ask for a l...
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