Category Archives: sewing bloggers

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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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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Tips and Clips

Do you keep a Sewing Diary, sew your muslins with one-inch seams, or keep a pad of post-it notes beside your machine? The 2014 RTW Fasters are rocking the sewing scene with some fabulous frocks and I asked them to … Continue reading

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Marfy + Mood = Love

Have you made your Marfy yet? Thanks to Leisa Stanton of A Challenging Sew, I had no more excuses to avoid the chic Italian patterns without instructions. Not only are three free patterns available for downloads on the Marfy website, but … Continue reading

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Vogue 1314

I’ve made a new dress, but I’m on the fence about it. The fabric is a dream – a high quality jersey/lycra blend with a lively design but I missed something when constructing the dress. Let’s look……. Vogue 1314   … 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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Susan Khalje Class

I’ll start with the obvious before moving on to the specifics. My week with Susan Khalje was simply the best sewing experience ever, but a mere post about my week in Baltimore barely scratches the surface of the awesome experience. … Continue reading

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Vogue 8833

I often think my Fall wardrobe is practically non-existent – most likely because I look like I’m coming down with something when I wear those traditional, Fall earth-tone colors. Fortunately the Pantone Fall 2013 report brings new colors to the … Continue reading

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Long Weight Over!

I was so inspired by Shams’ (Communing with Fabric) post regarding her impressive weight loss that I decided to tackle the pesky 13 extra pounds I’ve been lugging around for the last ten years. I hopped on board the same … Continue reading

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It’s June Too Soon!

Dear Readers, The conclusion of Me-Made-May ’13 was over four days ago, however, my Me-Made-May ’13 page fizzled out shortly after mid-month …….. hate it when that happens! I diligently wore my Me-Made clothes all month long but taking pictures … Continue reading

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