Tag Archives: Craftsy online class

Oscar de la Renta Poppy Floral Taffeta & Vogue 1303

What do you get when you cross an Oscar de la Renta Taffeta with a Kay Unger pattern and a left-handed seamstress?  It’s not the first time I’ve sewn the mirror image of an asymmetrical pattern and I doubt it … Continue reading

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40 Techniques

My goodness – I’m loving the R.S.V.P.s coming in for the 2014 RTW Fast! Whether one is stuck in an RTW rut, ready to improve sewing skills or just enjoys the thrill of owning a unique wardrobe, the RTW is … Continue reading

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The Craftsy Blogger Awards

Oooh……. so thrilling to get an email from Craftsy announcing its first ever Blogger Awards! from Craftsy….. “This October, we are celebrating the creative bloggers who have truly inspired us through their original content, vivid imagery and exceptional online personas. That’s … Continue reading

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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

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Mood Sewing Network Lace Challenge

While Tory Burch may refer to her Ginevra dress as the little lace sundress in the classic shade of navy, I’m calling my new navy lace dress my Easter dress, and it better warm up or I’m in trouble. This … Continue reading

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MSN / Face the Lace

I’m still here at the resort. _______________________________ Lots of news at the Mood Sewing Network! For starters, Mood has added four new bloggers to the network bringing the total to twelve. Lori from Girls in the Garden Lauren from LLadybird … Continue reading

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Odds & Ends – Plus a New Top!

While I wait for my Mood Fabrics to publish my first garment-of-the-year post, I believe it’s a good time to clarify a misconception among some readers. I have recently received several comments from readers who believe I have continued my RTW … Continue reading

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S H I B U I – Vogue 8648

“When the student is ready, the master appears.”   Buddhist Proverb I was ready to learn how to make a good dress, and boy did I learn. My dedicated efforts in dressmaking were often flawed by random mediocre details leaving me … Continue reading

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