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Lucinda Hamilton
Boston-based craft-a-holic obsessed with knitting and sewing as well as other crafty goodness
Boston-based craft-a-holic obsessed with knitting and sewing as well as other crafty goodness

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Coat Sewing 101
It's that time of year - the days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping, and the sewing blogosphere is turning to coat sewing.  Just in the last few weeks, Erika and Heather flashed their new coats and coat pattern, respectively, and Jenny made a f...

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First Wedding Dress Update
Today, November 17, marks 200 days until the big day.  That means there's 200 days left for me to get my wedding dress made.  Ahhh!!!  I wrote in my newsletter  (psst you should sign up!) a few weeks ago that I needed to buckle-down and fully commit to gett...

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Sewing is All About the Details
One of the many things I find gratifying about making my own clothes, other than being able to play fashion designer when it comes to building my closet, is the reaction I get from people when I tell them I made the shirt or dress I'm wearing that day.  The...

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Old Is New - Vogue 1194 DKNY Dress
Pattern : Vogue 1194 Fabric : ITY jersey from Metro Textiles in NYC Shoes : Anne Klein Fact : I made this dress almost two years ago, wore it once, and never blogged about it. However, thank goodness I had it handy for our engagement photos we took a few we...

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3 Things To Consider Before Sewing Your Wedding Dress
It's been a while since I wrote a wedding dress update on the blog, so I thought I'd share a little bit of the progress I made so far and what I'm learning along the way.  First things first - yes, I bought the fabric for my wedding dress!  My trip to NYC w...

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4 Essential Principals for Sewing Photography
I'm not going to lie: taking good quality photos for the blog is hard.  It was especially tough when I had a shaky plastic tripod and had to run back and forth to hit the timer button on my camera.  After writing the blog for so long, there's a few photogra...

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Pattern Review: Lindy Skirt
Pattern : Lindy Skirt by Itch to Stitch Fabric : ponte and double knit from Metro Textiles Jacket : Michael Kors Looking for a quick, instant-gratification project that's perfect for any season?  Say hello to this cutie - the Lindy Skirt from Itch to Stitch...

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Selfish Sewing Week - Breton Stripe Lane Raglan
Pattern : Lane Raglan by Hey June, via Indiesew Fabric : textured double-knit from Metro Textiles Jeans : Gap Necklace : Madewell Sneakers : Reebok The timing for this round of Selfish Sewing Week , hosted by Imagine Gnats , Kollabora , and Indiesew ,  is p...

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Why Is Fitting a Challenge?
The best photo of me. Ever. Before I get into this post, I wanted to thank all of you who filled out my Reader Survey in the last week - you all ROCK and I was overwhelmed at the number of responses I received.  It was really interesting reading every indiv...

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Opening Buttonholes is Easy-Peasy
You know what's great about sewing?  Being able to whip up a new garment on a Sunday night and wearing it to work on Monday morning.  I made a new Archer shirt this weekend and proudly wore it to work this week, and it's probably my best button-down shirt t...
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