Category Archives: sewing patterns

Metallic Party Dress

More fabric to die for……. I was sold upon reading Mood Fabrics’ narrative of this silk/viscose blend and placed it in my online cart.  ‘The drape on this silk and viscose blend fabric is just so perfect, and then when … Continue reading

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Vogue 8904

Recently on Facebook, Mood Fabrics posed the following question to its followers: When do you put aside summer sewing and move on to fall and winter apparel? Is July too soon to think about cool-weather clothes? I must admit I … Continue reading

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Vogue 2864 Revisited

Top Ten Reasons To Sew Another Summer Dress 10. The last one was too big. 9. I’m eager to make another muslin. 8. Too hot to wear anything else. 7 I’m on a quest to perfect the hand-picked zipper technique. … Continue reading

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Style Arc Embellished

Since completing the “Kate Spade” dress last week I took a short break from the sewing machine and eased back in to the eighth month of sewing my clothes for a year with something super simple. For a moment I … Continue reading

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LAST WINTER DRESS

Mardi Gras, anyone? Tonight I’m attending a Mardi Gras carnival that serves as a fundraiser for the Healing Arts program in my community. Last year was our first annual Mardi Gras carnival and I wore a brown and black dress. Yuk. Why would I … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Sheet

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. One .. two….. t h r e e  times in a row now for this Cynthia Rowley pattern by Simplicity!   I can’t seem to put this pattern down … … Continue reading

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The Latest

One top costs $150.00 and the other is $29.99. Why is that?    In March of 2011 I bought the blue and white top at J. McLaughlin in Charleston, SC. I thought $150.00 was expensive for a spandex top, but … Continue reading

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Ebony and Ivory

 Some people are influenced by what they read. Some people are influenced by what they hear. And some people are influenced by what they see.  Since I started, over four months ago, sewing my clothes instead of buying my clothes … Continue reading

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New Look, New Life, New Home

The tale of three garments…. Wonder why I haven’t worn this skirt in a while… dull and dated but beautiful wool….wait a minute….. was this Talbot’s skirt actually made in Italy? I couldn’t resist trying to resurrect this skirt from another … Continue reading

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REDEMPTION

Do I  ever feel better! I wasn’t willing to go through the weekend agitated by my setback and got back to work,  but first things first. When I turned on my computer yesterday morning I knew immediately that  a positive … Continue reading

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