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Week in Review – Susan Khalje Couture Sewing Class

I guess one might say I was overly ambitious in thinking I could post about the Susan Khalje Couture Sewing School every day this week. Now I’m going to make up for it, so make yourself comfortable! Here we go….. … 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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Baltimore Revisited

Are you considering enrolling in a Susan Khalje class? It is certainly an investment, but one I found so worthwhile, I’m doing it one more time! Having taken a class from Susan in October, I learned the location is unimportant … Continue reading

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Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann(a)

While looking for inspiration to fulfill the March Mood Sewing Network challenge of creating a look inspired by a fashion designer, I: Became obsessed with all things Anna Wintour resulting in a haircut my family loathed on me. (It lasted … 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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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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M o B D i s t r e s s !

Dear Readers, I need your help. As much fun as dressing for weddings is for me, making my dress for my daughter’s upcoming August wedding has sent me in to panic mode. I have heard “You are not making your … 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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The Sewing Bee

Hello Dear Readers! Exciting news for those home sewers living in the New York New Jersey and Connecticut area! A pilot (test show) for a reality show similar to the Great British Sewing Bee is in the works. I was … Continue reading

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Tips and Clips

Do you keep a Sewing Diary, sew your muslins with one-inch seams, or keep a pad of post-it notes beside your machine? The 2014 RTW Fasters are rocking the sewing scene with some fabulous frocks and I asked them to … Continue reading

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