Category Archives: sewing clothes

The Shanel SUIT

I always thought I wanted to be cremated, but now I’m not so sure. I mean, now that I’ve got something to wear………. At last, I have completed the coordinating skirt to my Shanel Jacket, which means I have a … 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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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

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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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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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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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Anchors Away

“I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.”  Oscar de la Renta   I don’t know how to sew casual clothes –  the kind of knock around frocks you wear on the weekend – but I’m going to learn. I … Continue reading

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A Movement?

I am thrilled, elated and joyous that the RTW Fast is catching on. Could  become a movement? In late September I was informed by a reader that the day after I completed my RTW Fast, a sew-a-long inspired by my … Continue reading

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Le temps de nettoyage!

My sewing room looks like an absolute war zone. From pictures knocked off the wall to a floor covered with everything and anything. Would you believe my calendar is still showing August 2011? I started sewing my own clothes on … Continue reading

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