Tag Archives: clothing designers

Holiday Fasting

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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Ice Cream Social – Vintage Simplicity 7715

 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

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Simplicity 7715 – Kate Spade Aubrey Wrap Inspired

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

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Kate Spade/Simplicity 7715

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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MISSON(I) ACCOMPLISHED

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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Robe de Soirée

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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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The Great American Apparel Diet

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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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Seventeen Years Later

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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

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Talbots & Kate Spade

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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Doncaster Remake

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           Will the real homemade blouse please come forward?                               ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? … Continue reading

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