Category Archives: McCall’s Sewing Pattern

Mother of the Bride – Part 2

Dear Readers, I can only hope my deepest appreciation and gratitude for your generous comments, support and vote of confidence is evident in this post. I feel the love and am passing it on! You kindness is making the world … Continue reading

Posted in Marfy Patterns, McCall's Sewing Pattern, Mother of the Bride dress, Mother of the Bride sewing pattern, Refashioning Clothes | Tagged , , , | 106 Comments

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing Baby…

Greetings from NYC! Hubby invited me to accompany him on a short business trip, and as you might guess, I made a beeline to Mood Fabrics. Here I am with the charming owners of the store, Eric and Phil Sauma. … Continue reading

Posted in Butterick Patterns, McCall's Sewing Pattern, Mood Fabrics, sewing bloggers, sewing blogs, Vogue Patterns Magazine, Vogue Sewing Patterns | Tagged , , , | 133 Comments

Julie Starr – Ribbon Skirt Sew-a-Long Part 1

Greetings! At last the time has come to make Julie Starr’s ‘Spoleto Skirt’ inspired by the                         J McLaughlin ribbon skirt.        Many have asked how to … Continue reading

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Julie Starr Ribbon Skirt Sew-a-Long

We all have our own favorite clothing stores. You know, the store that offers cute clothes which fit well and work for your lifestyle. In my case it’s  These small retail stores selling their label of traditional silhouettes with a … Continue reading

Posted in J. McLaughlin Ribbon Skirt, McCall's Sewing Pattern, sewing blog, sewing blogs, Sewing Skirts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 71 Comments

The Oonaballoona Dress

 In the first week of December, Oonaballoona, that sassy woman from Kalkatroona sent me a piece of fabric I had admired just a few weeks earlier. For readers post November 14th……….. During my one and only meetup with Oonaballoona, my … Continue reading

Posted in Easy Sewing, McCall's Sewing Pattern, Mood Fabrics, sewing bloggers, Sewing Dresses, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 134 Comments

Anchors Away

“I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.”  Oscar de la Renta   I don’t know how to sew casual clothes –  the kind of knock around frocks you wear on the weekend – but I’m going to learn. I … Continue reading

Posted in Basics, Easy Sewing, Kenneth King, McCall's Sewing Pattern, Mood Fabrics, Pattern Review Online Classes, sewing clothes, Sewing Tops | Tagged , , , , | 104 Comments

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

Posted in McCall's Sewing Pattern, Missoni Fabric, Mood Fabrics, sewing blogs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 105 Comments

Odds & Ends – Plus a New Top!

While I wait for my Mood Fabrics to publish my first garment-of-the-year post, I believe it’s a good time to clarify a misconception among some readers. I have recently received several comments from readers who believe I have continued my RTW … Continue reading

Posted in Craftsy, McCall's Sewing Pattern, Mood Fabrics, Ready to Wear Fast, Sewing Tops, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 54 Comments

Celebration Time

On August 31, 2011 I turned over a new leaf :) I gave up buying Ready-to-Wear clothing for one year and vowed to make my clothes instead. Today I’m celebrating because I not only set out to do what I … Continue reading

Posted in Mood Fabrics, Perseverence, sewing blogs, McCall's Sewing Pattern, sewing clothes, Butterick Patterns, silk | Tagged , , , | 187 Comments

McCalls 3830

I recently bought the August – September issue of Vogue Patterns magazine. When sewing blogger Robin Denning announced her new position as Editor of the magazine I immediately renewed my lapsed subscription, however, after catching a glimpse of pages 76 … Continue reading

Posted in making your own clothes, McCall's Sewing Pattern, Mood Fabrics, sewing clothes, Uncategorized, Vogue Patterns Magazine | Tagged , , , , | 83 Comments