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About needleandstring

mom of two, love creating and finding the intersection between fashion and craft

Knitting and Jewelry!

Just finished my first pair of TWO AT A TIME toe up socks!  And they only took me one month to knit, which is awesome, considering my average project completion time is averaging about a year.  I think I’ve caught … Continue reading

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Demi Handknit Sweater

I was so inspired by this image on the Sartorialist, that I dug some Rowan Scottish Tweed DK that’s been sitting in my stash for years, and cast on this sweater. It’s the Demi from Vintage Knits. It’s already become … Continue reading

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Sweet Pod Baby Carrier

Here’s my new baby carrier! This was a very time consuming project, but very needed around our house!  Once I started sewing for myself, I developed a huge appreciation for anyone in the garment making industry.  It took me a … Continue reading

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Wiksten Tova Top

Just finished sewing my first Tova Top!!  I’ll be making lots more of these, in the top and the dress version.  The pattern is so simple and elegant, Jenny’s instructions are very clear, with photographs for each step. The neck placket, … Continue reading

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Classic Knits: V-Neck

This sweater has been finished for a while, it’s from Erika Knight’s Classic Knits.  I used Berroco Pure Pima Cotton. Soft, slouchy, and comfy.  Great sweater for those crisp fall days! I’m right in the middle of holiday crafting, made … Continue reading

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Jersey Maxi Dress

With two yards of grey rayon jersey from, and this McCall’s pattern, I sewed this dress over a few weeks time.  A couple days to trace the pattern, another day to cut the fabric, and 2 days to sew.  … Continue reading

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Halloween Costume Part Deux

Here is the finished product!  R got lots of looks, oohs, aahs, and even a “That’s f’in cool!” Thor’s hammer is a 1″ wooden dowl, I rammed through a foam block.  I then sewed a cover from grey felt, with … Continue reading

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