A funny thing happens when sewers quit buying clothes…… they become very clothes conscious. At least that is what’s going on with the RTW Fasters, and it certainly happened with me. I became obsessed with all things clothes. I recently … Continue reading
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Tagged clothing designers, inspiration, Kooan, Mood Fabrics, Ready to Wear Fasters, Tops, Valentino
What would Kate Spade wear to an Ice Cream Social? …….. A new silk dress, of course! I had a Kate Spade moment and took the plunge into this Simplicity pattern one more time. Ok, it wasn’t just any Ice … Continue reading
Posted in Kate Spade, Ruffles, sewing blog, Simplicity Patterns, Vintage Patterns
Tagged Ben & Jerry, clothing designers, kate spade, sewing dresses, silk, Simplicity 7715, simplicity pattern, Simplicity Sewing Pattern
Making this Simplicity 7715 pattern evolved into one of those s p e c i a l projects………. piece by piece, hour by hour, day by day…………… I was starting to hate it but now that it’s over I love … Continue reading
You may already know how much I love Kate Spade clothes although I don’t own a single Kate Spade garment. One of the dresses I’ve admired over the years is the Aubrey Wrap Dress, which Kate Spade introduces in new fabrics … Continue reading
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Tagged clothing designers, kate spade, LaRoque, Mary Jo's Cloth Store, silk, Simplicity 7715, simplicity pattern, vintage patterns
It’s done. I love it, and I’m glad it’s over. My Missonish fabric has become a dress! It was one of those sewing projects that didn’t come together until the very end…. as in when I basted the hem in … Continue reading
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Tagged best efforts, clothing designers, Missoni Fabric, Pattern Review, sewing, sewing dresses, sewing projects, Valentino, Very Easy Very Vogue, Vogue 8379
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It has been eighteen days since my last post! Making an evening gown consumed every precious free moment I’ve had – physically, intellectually and emotionally. The ball is in five days and the dress is finished! Up until making this … Continue reading
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Over the weekend upon hearing about my blog, a friend told me that she and a group participated in The Great American Apparel Diet during Lent 2011. I never knew this organization existed, but two years ago I did the … Continue reading
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Well, I did it! I am now wearing the beautiful silk that I’ve been afraid to touch for 17 years. I finished it just in time to take on a business trip with my husband to … Continue reading
If I like Kate Spade so much, then why is my wardrobe brimming with clothes from Talbots? I’ve been in a wardrobe rut for a while. My mother worked at Talbots until she earned a lifetime 40% discount, … Continue reading
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Will the real homemade blouse please come forward? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? … Continue reading