Category Archives: McCall’s Sewing Pattern

McCall’s 6355

Happy Monday, Everyone! What’s better to spice up mundane activities than wearing a new dress? At last, an everyday dress…… perfect for filling up, dressing down and whatever falls in between :) Turning to a pattern I’ve owned for some time, I … 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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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