Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Great American Apparel Diet

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Over the weekend upon hearing about my blog, a friend told me that she and a group participated in The Great American Apparel Diet during Lent 2011. I never knew this organization existed, but two years ago I did the … Continue reading

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BASICS is not a dirty word

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Now, I know there is nothing unique about this skirt, and I took dozens of pics trying to capture its special qualities. There are none. What is special, is that I found a skirt pattern that fits well, as well … Continue reading

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I must make an evening gown

I was hoping to tackle the more ambitious projects towards the latter part of the year but here I am in the second month faced with a challenge that has brought my momentum to a standstill…………….. an evening gown…….. for … Continue reading

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Seventeen Years Later

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Well, I did it! I am now wearing the beautiful silk that I’ve been afraid to touch for 17 years. I finished it just in time to take on a business trip with my husband to         … Continue reading

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Talbots & Kate Spade

If I like Kate Spade so much, then why is my wardrobe brimming with clothes from Talbots?     I’ve been in a wardrobe rut for a while. My mother worked at Talbots until she earned a lifetime 40% discount, … Continue reading

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Liberty of London Part II

My last trip to London was three years ago. My daughters were with me and I enthusiastically prepared them for our shopping trip to Liberty of London, but sadly, things had changed.  No more dressmakers, no quilts and far less … Continue reading

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Sevier Skirts Party

One of the determining factors to give up buying clothes for a year came after my daughter and I attended a Sevier Skirts trunk show at a friend’s home. Let me begin by saying the woman who started this company is … Continue reading

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Doncaster Remake

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           Will the real homemade blouse please come forward?                               ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? … Continue reading

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Liberty of London Part I

In 1993 I took my first trip to London. I knew I wanted to visit the Liberty store and look at the beautiful Liberty prints. Pre-internet traveling days were full of surprises, good and bad, and this surprise was wonderful.  … Continue reading

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