Tag Archives: Giving up RTW

The Last Post……..       

…….. before switching to my new site! I’m ready for a change and am quite excited about the new blog launching over the weekend. Switching sites reminds me of moving to a new house with a twist…….. packing all of the … Continue reading

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Silk Tunic #2

Hubs and I were among the passengers of some 2,000 cancelled flights to Chicago this past weekend………. The only upside of missing our friends’ wedding was the unexpected weekend of sewing time, and I resumed my tunic mission. Better? Many … Continue reading

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J McLaughlin Refashion

The RTW Fasters and I are halfway through our pledge to abstain from buying ready-to-wear clothes during 2014! Lots of the women are knocking it out of the ballpark sewing incredible clothes too. I’ve found reaching the halfway point serves … Continue reading

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One More Day

Dear Readers, The positive response to the 2014 RTW Fast invitation is all things good in addition to a little overwhelming! I’ve had many requests from readers who want to join the 2014 RTW Fasters since yesterday’s post. If you … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Ready – Set – STOP! Buying clothes that is…. It’s time for me to stop shopping and start sewing for an entire year :) This time around I am in the company of nearly two hundred women who accepted my … 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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A Movement?

I am thrilled, elated and joyous that the RTW Fast is catching on. Could  become a movement? In late September I was informed by a reader that the day after I completed my RTW Fast, a sew-a-long inspired by my … Continue reading

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December to Remember

Snazzy Sew ‘n’ Sew got her Sewing Mojo back. Cissie continues to inspire us all and Jilly’s hand has healed. As for the title of my post – I got that from Barbara Dean; her words not mine. The RTW … Continue reading

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Anyone Else Fasting?

Today while reading  The Sew Weekly website I read a lovely article entitled I Remember Mama written by a woman named Barbara whose mother died at the age of 68. I visited Barbara’s website and learned she too has taken … Continue reading

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