Category Archives: sewing blogs

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

Posted in DIY, Project Runway, remaking clothes, sewing blogs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 112 Comments

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

Posted in Butterick Patterns, McCall's Sewing Pattern, Mood Fabrics, sewing bloggers, sewing blogs, Vogue Patterns Magazine, Vogue Sewing Patterns | Tagged , , , | 133 Comments

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

Posted in Mood Fabrics, Sew Leather Skirt, sewing blogs, Sewing Skirts, Uncategorized, Vogue 8750 | Tagged , , , , , | 88 Comments

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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Rite of Passage I

I’m convinced there are a few rites of passage into the online sewing community. One of them is making Sewaholic’s Renfrew Top. In spite of dozens of good reviews boasting the merits of this simple pattern, I remained reluctant to … 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

Butterick 5917 – The Un-Preppy Version

After all of my carrying on about colorful clothes, I’m back in black.  I enjoyed sewing Butterick 5917 so much I had my second version planned before finishing the madras patchwork version (blogged here), and I’m tempted to make it … Continue reading

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The Quest for Perfection, Simplicity 4149

“It’s a risky project with a lot of potential opportunities for disaster.” Hubby has been watching way too much Project Runway. “….. and you need to think about ¾ length sleeves.” ___________________________ Somehow, someway and someday I’m going to have … Continue reading

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