Author Archives: S Gunn

Famous Frocks Giveaway!

The kind staff from Chronicle Books sent me a newly released book to review entitled, Famous Frocks – The Little Black Dress by Dolin Bliss O’Shea. (not to be confused with the book Famous Frocks by Sara Alm and Hannah McDevitt) What … Continue reading

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Silk Tunic #2

Hubs and I were among the passengers of some 2,000 cancelled flights to Chicago this past weekend………. The only upside of missing our friends’ wedding was the unexpected weekend of sewing time, and I resumed my tunic mission. Better? Many … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1461

It’s Tunic Time again meaning my ongoing attempt to make the perfect tunic has resurfaced! Hubs was determined to get a photo of me with dolphins in the background. Do you see any? All I wanted was for the wind … Continue reading

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Oscar de la Renta Poppy Floral Taffeta & Vogue 1303

What do you get when you cross an Oscar de la Renta Taffeta with a Kay Unger pattern and a left-handed seamstress?  It’s not the first time I’ve sewn the mirror image of an asymmetrical pattern and I doubt it … Continue reading

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Mother-of-the-Bride Dress, Vogue 8766

If only it was this easy.   I’m not sure why I panicked so about making a dress to wear to Katie’s wedding! Whether it was having too much to do, searching for the right pattern and fabric or doubting … Continue reading

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… and the winner is…

iPhone cases, napkins, tablecloths, shoe bags, and a hot air balloon represent a small sample of the 576 creative comments submitted for Susan Khalje’s new Couture Dress Video and Pattern giveaway! Many of you were on the right track in … Continue reading

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Where am I ? and……. a Susan Khalje Giveaway!

Many thanks to all who have contacted me either regarding my whereabouts or who have been in my place…….. I’ve fallen into the wedding vortex and I can’t get out! Friends tried to warn me about how time-consuming wedding planning is. Even … Continue reading

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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

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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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