Category Archives: silk

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

Posted in clothing designers, Mood Fabrics, New Look Sewing Patterns, Sewing Dresses, silk, Uncategorized, Yellow | Tagged , , , , , , | 132 Comments

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

Posted in Marfy Patterns, Mood Fabrics, Online Fabric Orders, sewing bloggers, sewing blogs, Sewing Tops, silk, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 79 Comments

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

Posted in Butterick Patterns, Mood Fabrics, Sewing Dresses, sewing patterns, silk, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 106 Comments

Serendipitous Silk & More

 My dear friend Libby teaches abroad every summer – this year she taught in Bangkok. On an outing to the National Museum, the lost driver dropped Libby and her class off at the wrong location. They found themselves at the … Continue reading

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Sultry or Sunshine?

 “Well if it isn’t Sultry and Sunshine!” blurted the drunk man upon seeing my friend and me. The year was 1984. My friend resembled Angelina Jolie and well, I just looked like myself, only 29 years younger. It’s not hard … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2497

While sewing my casual knits the ruffles were calling my name, and I answered. The craving to sew ruffles was stronger than any craving I’ve ever had for chocolate, but I tried to be practical and made an all-purpose white … Continue reading

Posted in clothing designers, Easy Sewing, Ruffles, Sewing Tops, silk, Simplicity Patterns, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 61 Comments

The Regis Dress

Sometimes I make embarrassing mistakes, and for a while I thought ordering this white cotton/nylon lace from Mood Fabrics was one of those times. The flat lace reminded me of a tablecloth upon pulling it out of the box, revealing … Continue reading

Posted in Craftsy, LACE, Mood Fabrics, sewing bloggers, sewing blogs, Sewing Dresses, Sewing with Lace, silk, Uncategorized, Vogue Sewing Patterns | Tagged , , , , , , | 203 Comments

New Arrival at K a t i e Spade

I’m staying at a lovely 5-star resort through the weekend (not our typical getaway) – one of those places where you swap your car for bicycles upon arrival. My husband is engaged in professional activities allowing me to bring along … Continue reading

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Party Pep – Vogue 8815

I’m a little late to the party with this pattern but I’ve finally arrived :) Vogue 8815 has received dozens of favorable reviews on PR.  I came close to buying a Kate Spade zebra peplum made in the same style, … Continue reading

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Razook’s Remake

“Smile Granny!” joked my husband. This is all I need to look twenty years older – a matronly dress and no makeup. Ta-da! My mother recently gave me her latest thrift store find, suggesting I might want to do a … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, remaking clothes, silk, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 134 Comments