Tag Archives: Amy Butler

… and the winner is…

iPhone cases, napkins, tablecloths, shoe bags, and a hot air balloon represent a small sample of the 576 creative comments submitted for Susan Khalje’s new Couture Dress Video and Pattern giveaway! Many of you were on the right track in … Continue reading

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Where am I ? and……. a Susan Khalje Giveaway!

Many thanks to all who have contacted me either regarding my whereabouts or who have been in my place…….. I’ve fallen into the wedding vortex and I can’t get out! Friends tried to warn me about how time-consuming wedding planning is. Even … Continue reading

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Butterick 5526

It was time to make a shirt – not a top, not a tunic but a shirt. My Pattern Review friends are making shirts by the dozens while I’ve been acting as the cheerleader. While I’ve always appreciated the flexibility found … Continue reading

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Kwik Sew 2498

I hear many people saying they can’t believe summer is almost over. My youngest child graduated from college last spring, and I no longer follow a school calendar.  Immersed in summer type activities for the next six weeks, I am … Continue reading

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Vogue 1127

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I started with this Badgley Mischka Vogue pattern.It didn’t turn out so I turned to these cute tops by Annebelle LaRoque for inspiration,    and I ended up with this. It only took an entire week of sewing…. While sewing comes very … Continue reading

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“You need to be wearing more yellow,” stated the young woman upon handing me my Chakra portrait. S A Y    W H A T   ? I know what you’re thinking… Handing me my WHAT portrait?  _____________________________ Last summer … Continue reading

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Lots of Love

“Where do you plan to wear this?” were the first words my husband spoke upon seeing this dress. I have no idea where I plan to wear this dress, but I’m sure something will come up. Does it really matter? … Continue reading

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La Primavera

Dead perennials + leaves in the pool = w i n t e r  in South Carolina; t h e   p e r f e c t   t i m e   t o   g e t … Continue reading

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Liberty of London Part II

My last trip to London was three years ago. My daughters were with me and I enthusiastically prepared them for our shopping trip to Liberty of London, but sadly, things had changed.  No more dressmakers, no quilts and far less … Continue reading

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Last Summer Skirt

Greeting me inside LaRoque two days ago was a cute summer dress made from one of my favorite Amy Butler fabrics. It just so happened I bought two yards of the fabric over a year ago, and seeing this smart … Continue reading

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