Category Archives: Kate Spade

Trunk Show and Giveaway!

Two years ago I turned over a new leaf, but you might say I’ve branched out this past year :) This year I’m celebrating 45 Me-Made garments on my 2nd blogiversary! The ruffles continued…… but why did I continue after … Continue reading

Posted in Artful Aprons, Giveaway, J. McLaughlin Ribbon Skirt, Kate Spade, Kenneth King, Me-Made-'13, Mood Fabrics, Mood Sewing Network Lace Challenge, Online Fabric Orders, Ribbon Skirt, Ruffles, sewing blogs, sewing clothes, Trunk Show, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 340 Comments

Giveaway Winners!

My husband kindly agreed to draw the names of the Giveaway Winners and then showed up in a tux.  What a ham……… I was overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to Aunt Maggie’s International Giveaway – nearly 200 responses with an … Continue reading

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EASTER

When I realized the weather would be too cold to wear my navy lace dress for Easter, I set it aside for Mother’s Day, but I didn’t give up on such a pretty lace making its Easter debut, and made … Continue reading

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New Arrival at K a t i e Spade

I’m staying at a lovely 5-star resort through the weekend (not our typical getaway) – one of those places where you swap your car for bicycles upon arrival. My husband is engaged in professional activities allowing me to bring along … 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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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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Memorable or Forgettable? Vogue 8570

“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”  Coco Chanel I tried to keep this quote in mind while admiring Kate Spade’s new black and white paisley garments. This snappy print is featured all over the website in the form of a skirt, a … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Compliment

Many years ago my daughters and I colored and framed a poster entitled “The A,B,Cs of Manners & Etiquette” featuring a little penguin illustrating all 26 rules. A   “Accept a compliment graciously.” it begins. Today I received the ultimate compliment. … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Social – Vintage Simplicity 7715

 What would Kate Spade wear to an Ice Cream Social? …….. A new silk dress, of course!  I had a Kate Spade moment and took the plunge into this Simplicity pattern one more time. Ok, it wasn’t just any Ice … Continue reading

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Simplicity 7715 – Kate Spade Aubrey Wrap Inspired

Making this Simplicity 7715 pattern evolved into one of those  s p e c i a l  projects………. piece by piece, hour by hour, day by day…………… I was starting to hate it but now that it’s over I love … Continue reading

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