Category Archives: Sewing Dresses

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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Vogue 8904 (No. 2)

Recognize this pattern?  I barely do myself, but it’s Vogue 8904 sewn in a solid color. Generally, I envision my finished garment before beginning the project, but not so this time. Sewing is not usually like a box of chocolates, but……. … Continue reading

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New Look 6910

It’s the time…. of the season…. when love runs high…… That means all things wedding around here. With two twenty-something daughters, the fun never stops as someone is always getting engaged or married. Three years ago the wedding season caught me … Continue reading

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Houndstooth Jersey Dress

I thought I owned one of everything in black and white houndstooth, and then I saw this sweaterknit/jersey on the Mood Fabrics website.  I realized I owned nothing in a houndstooth jersey, and remedied the void by placing a quick … Continue reading

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Vogue 8532

Santa Baby, Leave a sable underneath the tree for me……  :) While waiting for Santa, I sewed one more holiday dress, this one for a January wedding. I have never seen a Carolina Herrera I didn’t love which includes this … Continue reading

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Don We Now Our Gay Apparel!

Some fabrics are meant to be worn at night, and I believe this shimmery metallic boucle from Mood Fabrics is certainly one of them.  I bought the fabric at the NYC store in November 2012, and admired it at home … Continue reading

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