Category Archives: sewing blog

VPM excitement!

Had I known April 6 would have been my last post for over two weeks I might have closed with words other than until soon ……. but life hit me by surprise and took me away from sewing and blogging. My … Continue reading

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Ribbon Skirt Conclusion!

I originally planned a three part Sew-a-Long for the Ribbon Skirt, but I discovered after sewing the ribbons in place the rest is simple enough to complete in a single post, thanks to Julie Starr. For newcomers to the Sew-a-Long, … Continue reading

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Vogue 2864 Revisited

Top Ten Reasons To Sew Another Summer Dress 10. The last one was too big. 9. I’m eager to make another muslin. 8. Too hot to wear anything else. 7 I’m on a quest to perfect the hand-picked zipper technique. … 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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Superfly!

“You look like you’re still on vacation!” I know – I’m just in denial. My vacation was a blast.  If this Superfly fabric by Sis Boom doesn’t make me feel like I’m still on vacation then nothing will! I only … Continue reading

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Burda 7081

I’ve made friends with Burda and I’m all the better for it!  I was trying to convince myself that Burda patterns weren’t for me, but had a problem doing so. I really liked the looks of so many patterns! Was … Continue reading

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Merry, Merry Month of May

Make that the Merry, Merry Well, Hello! After sewing almost non-stop for over a year and a half, I’m ready to take the Me-Made-May’13 challenge created by the cute, creative and energetic Zoe from SoZoWhatDoYouKnow. Her challenge now in its … Continue reading

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Twist and Shout

I planned on publishing a post with  F O U R  garments  and here I am with  O N E. …….. and it looks really easy doesn’t it?  Well, it wasn’t. I’m determined to master sewing casual clothes, but mistakenly I’ve confused … 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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Mood Sewing Network Lace Challenge

While Tory Burch may refer to her Ginevra dress as the little lace sundress in the classic shade of navy, I’m calling my new navy lace dress my Easter dress, and it better warm up or I’m in trouble. This … Continue reading

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