Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sew the Perfect Fit – Review, Part 1

At last I’m now sewing along with Linda Maynard in her online class – Sew The Perfect Fit! The Craftsy course title and description completely captured my attention leading me to contact Craftsy. “Learn how to alter your patterns to achieve … Continue reading

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K a t i e Spade

Can you tell the difference between the Kate Spade and the Katie Spade? Most people can’t thanks to Kenneth King’s online course, Clone Your Favorite Garment! I’ve made several pencil skirts during the last 17  months, but was still searching … Continue reading

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What I Did For Love

My sewing goal for this post was to make two pairs of Style Arc’s Elle Pants from fabric I bought over a year ago inspired by Robin of A Little Sewing. The fabrics are a hi-tech matte hybrid in chocolate-brown … Continue reading

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A Movement?

I am thrilled, elated and joyous that the RTW Fast is catching on. Could  become a movement? In late September I was informed by a reader that the day after I completed my RTW Fast, a sew-a-long inspired by my … Continue reading

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Missoni My Way

I cannot begin to explain how much I have always wanted to own a Missoni dress. Those chevron stripes in wacky colors simply speak to me. Unfortunately, Missoni is  w a y  out of my price range. I was willing to … Continue reading

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Party Pep – Vogue 8815

I’m a little late to the party with this pattern but I’ve finally arrived :) Vogue 8815 has received dozens of favorable reviews on PR.  I came close to buying a Kate Spade zebra peplum made in the same style, … Continue reading

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