Category Archives: Sewing Dresses

The Last Post……..       

…….. before switching to my new site! I’m ready for a change and am quite excited about the new blog launching over the weekend. Switching sites reminds me of moving to a new house with a twist…….. packing all of the … Continue reading

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McCall’s 6355

Happy Monday, Everyone! What’s better to spice up mundane activities than wearing a new dress? At last, an everyday dress…… perfect for filling up, dressing down and whatever falls in between :) Turning to a pattern I’ve owned for some time, I … Continue reading

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Vogue 9017 and Butterick 4856

Greetings from Talbots ;) Hmmm…… my last two garments have turned out rather so-s0. Contrary to most of the clothes I’ve sewn during the last year, my life is not an endless parade of beach vacations and parties. (Such a … Continue reading

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Famous Frocks Giveaway!

The kind staff from Chronicle Books sent me a newly released book to review entitled, Famous Frocks – The Little Black Dress by Dolin Bliss O’Shea. (not to be confused with the book Famous Frocks by Sara Alm and Hannah McDevitt) What … Continue reading

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Oscar de la Renta Poppy Floral Taffeta & Vogue 1303

What do you get when you cross an Oscar de la Renta Taffeta with a Kay Unger pattern and a left-handed seamstress?  It’s not the first time I’ve sewn the mirror image of an asymmetrical pattern and I doubt it … Continue reading

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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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Theory Striped Maxi

Once again, the spirits of Marcy the Medium have influenced my fabric selection! “You need more yellow in your life,” she stated. I think I ordered the best yellow a n y t h i n g  ever available, for Mood … Continue reading

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First Summer Dress

In my book, the best season of all started Monday – H a p p y   S u m m e r   E v e r y o n e  ! It’s time for warm weather, fresh produce, … Continue reading

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The 30 Day Dress

……… also known as the Baltimore dress is completed. I had the pleasure of taking it apart again only to discover the opportunities for alterations were limited…… but maybe my 30 day investment needed little else than minor adjustments.  After … Continue reading

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Susan Khalje ….. Days 1 and 2

Dear Readers, Days 1 & 2 of Susan Khalje’s Couture Sewing Class have been as intense as I remember from my first class in October. But intense takes on a wonderful meaning in this case. Intense of extreme force, degree, … Continue reading

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