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17 Dec Merry & Bright in Sequins!

I'd say the catch phrase this holiday season is Merry & Bright, and I fell right in line upon seeing Mood Fabrics' glittering silver baby sequined fabric! I've owned a few formal sequined dresses over the years, and while sequined ball gowns are still around, shifting trends in the fabric now feature more relaxed styles from cocktail dresses to t-shirts. I made the dress for an annual Christmas dinner party and chose a simple pattern to keep the dress from appearing too formal. My base pattern is  New Look 6524, a shift pattern I purchased a while ago for the sleeve variations. My original...

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08 Dec Style Arc – Coral Cardigan

What would you do if you received a scarf with which you had nothing to wear? 1 - "Thank you for the scarf but I never wear these colors. Please give it to someone who can enjoy it." 2 - Put it in the closet and forget about it. 3 - Sew a new garment to wear with the scarf. LOL - The scarf is gorgeous and while it looks good on black, it didn't look good on me on black. Decades ago when people 'had their colors done'...

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02 Dec The Holiday Tunic

From the moment I resumed sewing garments in 2011, I was obsessed with learning to sew the cute $$$ RTW tops I could never justify buying for myself. My second blog post was about recreating Milly peasant tops, and thus began my journey leading to The Tunic Bible. My first top, a silk peasant top looked quite homemade, but I was blinded by enthusiasm and after my investment of time and effort, I wore it with great pride. My mother bought the silk in Asia and I wanted to please her as much as myself. Six years later I see the progress I've made...

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