Category Archives: Sewing Tops

Butterick 5889

I just returned from the new Kate Spade outlet store located 20 minutes from my house, and all I found was this necklace featuring a bitten-off popsicle. The store carried zero shoes and the handbags were designed for the outlet store. Maybe … Continue reading

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J McLaughlin Refashion

The RTW Fasters and I are halfway through our pledge to abstain from buying ready-to-wear clothes during 2014! Lots of the women are knocking it out of the ballpark sewing incredible clothes too. I’ve found reaching the halfway point serves … Continue reading

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Playclothes!

Just as hubby started taking pictures in the backyard the snake appeared scaring us to the front where the light wasn’t as good. Ugh – it’s the one drawback about summer in the South….  …but there is nothing better than frolicking … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1613

I’ve been  rather shell-shocked since completing the 30 Day Dress, and knew the only way back to the sewing machine was through an instant gratification project. This pink and fuchsia cotton jersey from Mood Fabrics was one of those fabrics I ordered just because……. … Continue reading

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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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