Something different: a two-piece dressy set
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Something different: a two-piece dressy set

I’ve been working hard to focus on my sister’s wedding dress, but quite a few so-called palate cleanser projects have sneaked their way in. One was directly influenced by my sister’s dress – I’ll be attaching Sewaholic’s glorious Gabriola skirt pattern onto the bodice. I sewed the skirt in muslin and couldn’t resist trying it on myself. I rarely … Continue reading

LBS
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LBS

I was staring at my fabric recently and decided to use a textured black cotton double-gauze (from one of those ill-advised fabric purchases where I “stock up”, or buy fabrics I don’t yet have plans for!) to make a pleated skirt. I’d been curious to try a shortened version of the pattern I’d used to … Continue reading

Anna K skirt
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Anna K skirt

Hi, and welcome to the new home of Crab & Bee! For continuity’s sake, I’ve imported all of the sewing posts over from my previous address (crabandbee.blogspot.com). I’ve adjusted the most recent posts to the new format, but am still updating some of the older posts. If you see any weirdness with image sizes and … Continue reading

Miss Navy Kelly Blue
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Miss Navy Kelly Blue

Greetings! I finished this project in September, my first attempt at the Megan Nielsen Kelly skirt. Here’s what I like about it: the pattern is pretty festive for how simple it is, the directions were super clear, and the pockets quite commodious. When I’ve worn the skirt, I generally get a compliment about my outfit. … Continue reading

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Failure!

I made this skirt last weekend. I based it off of my favorite skirt pattern, Simplicity 2451, which I thought I could turn into a midi-length mullet skirt. I think the idea might have been good, but I used the wrong fabric (at least it was thrifted) and ignored what I knew about making circle/half-circle … Continue reading