Category Archives: sewing blogs

MoB Beginnings….. 

Mother    “When are you going to start on your dress, Sarah? I’m getting worried.” Me     “Today. As soon as we finish up at the lampshade store. ” …..and so after months of procrastination accompanied by some angst, I … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1613

I’ve been  rather shell-shocked since completing the 30 Day Dress, and knew the only way back to the sewing machine was through an instant gratification project. This pink and fuchsia cotton jersey from Mood Fabrics was one of those fabrics I ordered just because……. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Dresses

I realized I wrote something untrue in my April 6th post. I stated that I had accomplished my goal of making Marfy F2105 during my most recent trip to Baltimore with Susan Khalje, but what I made was a dress … Continue reading

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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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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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Wearing the Pants

Hubby was about to give his pants away. He had absolutely no idea that plaid pants are quite in vogue. Even his …. Have you ever taken apart a pair of men’s pants?  Releasing a single seam gets you nowhere. … 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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It’s Houndstooth Time!

This time each year I get the craving for a houndstooth something. I’ve bought it all throughout the years, but never tire of the crisp design. This year I decided to add a twist to my houndstooth garment. I began with … 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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