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Melody Murdock
Quirky Seamstress
Quirky Seamstress

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Sweatshirt Obsession
If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I have become slightly obsessed with making sweatshirts. Since shrinking my sweatshirt pattern , I have kicked out three more shirts. The pattern Simplicity 1317  has received a complete width reductio...

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Cat Lady Sewing Challenge: Leopard Set Butterick 5929 and Simplicity 1317
While on a creating separates sewing theme to pad my wardrobe I decided that I needed a trendy skirt and matching sweatshirt. Oh so practical I would wear them separately and then together. Obviously I do not need an excuse to make anything in a leopard pri...

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Three Little Cardigans McCall's 6844 and McCall's 6996
The cold is here which means that I live in layers. I kicked out three knit cardigans to expand my winter wardrobe.  Cardigan 1:   McCall's 6844 View C  in a leopard print sweater knit.  The design of this cardigan pattern features a peplum. The sweater kni...

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Ralph Rucci Coat Vogue 1419: Muslin Plus Additional Adjustments
After making my muslin additional adjustments came to fruition. First if I may digress and show you the last pre muslin adjustment that was made.  Shortening the torso length without inhibiting the front button markings:  1. On the back piece (and the side ...

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Ralph Rucci Coat Vogue 1419: Walking Ease Adjustment
As mentioned, I am working on my standard flat pattern adjustments for the Ralph Rucci Coat, Vogue 1419  to begin my musiln of the pattern. I have completed a Broad Back Adjustment , and now I will be adding an adjustment for walking ease.  Q: What is a Wal...

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Ralph Rucci Coat Vogue 1419: Broad Back Adjustment
To start my muslin for the  Ralph Rucci Coat, Vogue 1419 , I must start by implementing a few flat pattern adjustments that my figure requires in commercial patterns. First and foremost a Broad Back Adjustment.  The coat pattern is rumored to run snug; slim...

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Blog Hop
When the incredible seamstress Sandra of Sewist Stitch asked me to participate in the Blog Hop Around the World I was beyond honored. Sandra sews amazing classic silhouettes and she always adds a contemporary twists to her projects with her fabulous fabrica...

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Soft Pants McCall's 6514
When the sweatshirt and soft pant trends fired into full gear I swore I would not be partaking. Currently I am obsessed with sweatshirts and look, I stitched up soft pants.  Pattern:  McCall's 6514 view A , tapered leg pant.  The pattern has a front waistba...

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Former UFO: Burda Cowl Dress
This medium weight cotton blend fabric was ordered from from Mood Fabrics last December (the fabric is no longer available but there are other cotton blend options ). The glossy threads and pebble texture sold me on the fabric and Mood descried the fabric a...

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Alaska Wildflower Dress Simplicity 2360
Maybe next time I can get the the mountainous Alaskan skyline and less silly face. The woods in my neighborhood consist of massive trees. On the ground, peppered through the woods, beautiful little wild flowers sprout. And look the floral color on my dress ...
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