Category Archives: Sewing Tops

The Plaid Peplum – B 5615

I thought about flying Lauren of Lladybird to South Carolina to help me match this plaid, but when I realized she was gallivanting around NYC, I put on my big girl panties and did it myself. Almost. Can you find the … Continue reading

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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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Style Arc Amy & More

If you are a driven person like me, you are constantly challenging yourself to do better and accomplish more. Who wants to cruise on the bunny slope when you’re comfortable skiing moguls?  Due to recent time constraints, I was forced … Continue reading

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So Faux Futuristic Vest

When hubby left for work this morning the fur was flying. The metallic faux-leather with faux-fur backing spattered like confetti once cut and even stuck to the walls, my clothes and my hair.  Having just finished vacuuming the Christmas tree … Continue reading

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Habotai Silk Top

Dear Readers, I made this top last week for the Mood Sewing Network which was published by Mood yesterday.  How it contrasts with what I’m doing this week in Baltimore! I think there is value in both slow and fast … Continue reading

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Week in Review

There’s lots to say but little to show! Sewing like mad doesn’t always lead to a completed garment which isn’t always a bad thing. Tomorrow I start my long awaited couture class with Susan Khalje in Baltimore. The choice of … 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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Vogue 8833

I often think my Fall wardrobe is practically non-existent – most likely because I look like I’m coming down with something when I wear those traditional, Fall earth-tone colors. Fortunately the Pantone Fall 2013 report brings new colors to the … 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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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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