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1  1960's Butterick Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by JHall on: January 26, 2012 09:17:23 AM

I made this dress from vintage 1960's Butterick 5307.  I bought it at one of those antique malls. Normally, I spend less than a dollar on a pattern.  But I loved this pattern, so I made a $3 splurge! I loved the shape of the dress as well as the seams down the front. What sold me was: sleeves! and the tab at the neck.  I decided not to attach a button at the neck tab. Instead, I'm currently wearing it with a brooch and I think I'm going to make pins out of a few large buttons so that I'm not stuck with one button.

You can read my full pattern review at my blog with more pictures: http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2012/01/butterick-5307-vintage.html
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2  Re: A Cape! Yay! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by JHall on: January 06, 2012 09:00:02 AM
So, I did end up lining the cape. After a few wears I decided that I didn't like the friction between the wool and whatever I was wearing beneath it. I used a charmeuse I had left over from another project to line the sleeve area and create pockets.

Most of the stitching for the lining was done by hand, you can read more about the process in my blog post on it: http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2012/01/odds-and-ends.html
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3  Lace Trim Aprons with link to tutorial in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by JHall on: January 02, 2012 08:21:12 AM

So, I've been doing a lot of lace themed tutorials on my blog lately.  In the spirit of having way too much lace trim around and the need for awesome christmas gifts, I decided that one of my closest friends and her two daughters definitely needed aprons. So, with a yard and a half of muslin and a LOT of lace, I made three aprons, two child size and one adult sized. They loved them. Smiley

You can check out my blog post and the tutorial (for both sizes) here: http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2011/12/lace-trim-apron-for-adults-and-children.html
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4  Re: A simple top by Shareen Vintage, but I still need help! in Designer Clothing Homage by JHall on: December 09, 2011 10:21:06 AM
Hey, So I went to the website and looked further at this top.

And this is my estimation of what's going on (excuse the terribleness of these pictures, I'm a sewist not a graphic designer!!!)

So the one I just linked to has horizontal strips on the back and vertical strips on the front and a back center seam.
So, she started with a Sari

Then, I'm not sure about the angle of this cut or the proportions of anything, but maybe she cut it something like this

And then made the back center seam by sewing it like this

Then, you fold the sides to the top (meeting the numbers) creating a small arm hole.

Again, i'm not sure about the proportions, but this is the basic idea of what seems to me to be going on.
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5  Light Jacket - Simplicity 2223 in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by JHall on: December 07, 2011 09:44:43 PM

I made this jacket from Simplicity pattern #2223.  I used a cotton african-style print I thrifted from craigslist.  This is the second time I've made the pattern. The first time, I made a shorter version. 
You can read my full pattern review here: http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2011/12/light-jacket-in-african-print.html
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6  The Lace Trim Dress with link to tutorial in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by JHall on: November 28, 2011 10:36:06 PM
I'm a serious thrifter.  Recently, I acquired a large spool of cream lace trim. Looking for things to do with this lace, paired with a pale green matte satin (also thrifted), I decided to make a dress of the beautiful daughter of a friend. I used around 14 yards of the lace for the dress. It hardly put a dent in the spool.

More pictures along with a full tutorial can be found at my blog: http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2011/11/lace-trim-baby-dress.html
Tutorial for the bonnet will be posted on my blog next week!
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7  Cinderella - Simplicity 2817 in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by JHall on: November 26, 2011 08:39:12 PM

Simplicity 2817 with matching doll dress Simplicity 5705.

My niece is getting this dress, the doll dress, a doll, and lots of doll things for her birthday.  Cinderella is her favorite Disney princess ever.  All she ever wants to talk about is Cinderella.  In fact, they couldn't find her a Cinderella dress for Halloween and she ended up wearing a dark blue Alice in Wonderland dress (which I know because it had the Cheshire cat on it haha), but she thought it was Cinderella so cat or no cat, she was Cinderella for Halloween.. in her Alice dress. haha.
So tonight I was taking her to dinner with a friend.  I said to my niece, I have a surprise for you when we get back to nana and papa's house. She says to me, CINDERELLA??? hahaha no, she didn't know about her surprise... she just has a one-princess mind.

For more pictures, my full pattern review, and some other thoughts check out my blog post: http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2011/11/cinderella-simplicity-2817.html
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8  Cinderella Doll Dress in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by JHall on: November 24, 2011 03:28:41 PM
Hey! My niece loves Cinderella, so my parents asked me to make a Cinderella dress for her for her birthday.  I decided to get a little extra fabric and make the matching doll dress using Simplicity 5705.

I like the way it came out.  You can read my full review of the pattern at my blog: http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2011/11/cinderella-doll-simplicity-5705.html
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9  The Lace Trim Pouch with link to tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by JHall on: November 23, 2011 03:49:13 PM
This pouch is made from a thrifted pleather-like fabric I got from craigslist and a vintage lace I picked up at goodwill.  It's a gift for a friend who needs make-up bag

More pictures and tutorial can be found at: http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2011/11/lace-trim-pouch.html
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10  Re: Kimono - Simplicity 4080 - More Pictures Added in Costumes: Completed Projects by JHall on: November 15, 2011 08:04:09 AM
I've posted some new (and much better) pictures of this kimono here : http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2011/11/kimono-simplicity-4080.html

here are a few of them:

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