Category Archives: Ruffles

Week in Review – Susan Khalje Couture Sewing Class

I guess one might say I was overly ambitious in thinking I could post about the Susan Khalje Couture Sewing School every day this week. Now I’m going to make up for it, so make yourself comfortable! Here we go….. … Continue reading

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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

Happiness is …….

I don’t know what makes me the happiest right now……  … the top I made, the pants I bought, or being back at Edisto Beach where I can eat fresh shrimp, silver queen corn and home-grown tomatoes until my heart’s … Continue reading

Posted in Butterick Patterns, Edisto Beach, Ruffles, sewing blogs, sewing clothes, Sewing Tops | Tagged , , , , , | 63 Comments

Gettin’ My Preppy On

 Madras, anyone?  Finding this multicolored cotton patchwork on the Mood Fabrics website was almost as refreshing as a dip in the pool! I looked forward to putting a feminine twist on this classic preppy fabric and paired it with Butterick’s … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2497

While sewing my casual knits the ruffles were calling my name, and I answered. The craving to sew ruffles was stronger than any craving I’ve ever had for chocolate, but I tried to be practical and made an all-purpose white … Continue reading

Posted in clothing designers, Easy Sewing, Ruffles, Sewing Tops, silk, Simplicity Patterns, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 61 Comments

Vogue 8833

Here is my new top.  If I was on Project Runway, Tim Gunn would walk into the workroom and tell me I needed to live up to my potential. Michael Kors would call me a One-Trick-Pony, and Heidi Klum would exclaim … Continue reading

Posted in Project Runway, quilting cotton, Ruffles, sewing blogs, Sewing Tops, Uncategorized, Vogue Sewing Patterns | Tagged , , , , , , | 67 Comments

New Look 6162

I sure have missed my blogging friends! I have been so eager to post anything just to say hello while I was taking care of a patient, hosting a party at my home followed by entertaining out-of-town company immediately upon … Continue reading

Posted in Mood Fabrics, New Look Sewing Patterns, Ruffles, Sewing Jackets, silk | Tagged , , , | 86 Comments

Tidbits

 I’m sewing Vogue 8648 again . It’s not quite the  S H I B U I  that it was the first time around, partly because I have omitted the silk organza underlining, thus saving me hours or perhaps days of … Continue reading

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Style Arc Lexley Blouse

“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” Richard and Karen Carpenter Not really………………… I have been out-of-town for nearly two weeks and came home inspired by the beautiful tunics I saw on women of all ages ……. on the beach, … Continue reading

Posted in Mood Fabrics, Ruffles, sewing blog, sewing clothes, Sewing Tops, Style Arc Patterns, Tunic, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 58 Comments

Butterick 4735

Since my last post, I experienced my first true sewing disaster of the year with this Vogue pattern.(View A) ……….a beautiful piece of silk I purchased from Mood, gaping armholes, hours of redoing to no avail…….. it’s painful to write about … Continue reading

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