Author Archives: S Gunn

Butterick 5889

I just returned from the new Kate Spade outlet store located 20 minutes from my house, and all I found was this necklace featuring a bitten-off popsicle. The store carried zero shoes and the handbags were designed for the outlet store. Maybe … Continue reading

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J McLaughlin Refashion

The RTW Fasters and I are halfway through our pledge to abstain from buying ready-to-wear clothes during 2014! Lots of the women are knocking it out of the ballpark sewing incredible clothes too. I’ve found reaching the halfway point serves … Continue reading

Posted in Ready to Wear Fast, Ready-to-Wear Fast 2014, Refashioning Clothes, Setting Goals, sewing clothes, Sewing Tops | Tagged , , , , , | 124 Comments

Playclothes!

Just as hubby started taking pictures in the backyard the snake appeared scaring us to the front where the light wasn’t as good. Ugh – it’s the one drawback about summer in the South….  …but there is nothing better than frolicking … Continue reading

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MoB Beginnings….. 

Mother    “When are you going to start on your dress, Sarah? I’m getting worried.” Me     “Today. As soon as we finish up at the lampshade store. ” …..and so after months of procrastination accompanied by some angst, I … Continue reading

Posted in Baltimore, Craftsy, Mother of the Bride dress, Mother of the Bride sewing pattern, sewing bloggers, sewing blogs, Sewing Dresses, Susan Khalje Sewing Class, Uncategorized, Vogue Sewing Patterns | Tagged , , , , , , , | 90 Comments

Dare to Wear

When I started sewing again in August 2011, I vowed to wear my clothes in public. I’ve been true to my word with two exceptions – here and here. While a job well done should be reason enough to do … Continue reading

Posted in making your own clothes, Me-Made-Clothes, Ready-to-Wear Fast 2014, Ribbon Skirt, sewing clothes | Tagged , , , , , | 143 Comments

Theory Striped Maxi

Once again, the spirits of Marcy the Medium have influenced my fabric selection! “You need more yellow in your life,” she stated. I think I ordered the best yellow a n y t h i n g  ever available, for Mood … Continue reading

Posted in Mood Fabrics, New Look Sewing Patterns, Sewing Dresses, sewing with knits, Uncategorized, Yellow | Tagged , , , , , | 78 Comments

Pucci Pucci Poo!

You might think I made myself a little nighty and I can understand why. It’s a muslin that I completed from start to finish and I think I’ll wear it as a bathing suit coverup. Here is the pattern, and … Continue reading

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First Summer Dress

In my book, the best season of all started Monday – H a p p y   S u m m e r   E v e r y o n e  ! It’s time for warm weather, fresh produce, … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1613

I’ve been  rather shell-shocked since completing the 30 Day Dress, and knew the only way back to the sewing machine was through an instant gratification project. This pink and fuchsia cotton jersey from Mood Fabrics was one of those fabrics I ordered just because……. … Continue reading

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The 30 Day Dress

……… also known as the Baltimore dress is completed. I had the pleasure of taking it apart again only to discover the opportunities for alterations were limited…… but maybe my 30 day investment needed little else than minor adjustments.  After … Continue reading

Posted in Baltimore, Marfy Patterns, Ruffles, Sewing Dresses, Susan Khalje Sewing Class | Tagged , , , , | 141 Comments