Tag Archives: Linen

Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann(a)

While looking for inspiration to fulfill the March Mood Sewing Network challenge of creating a look inspired by a fashion designer, I: Became obsessed with all things Anna Wintour resulting in a haircut my family loathed on me. (It lasted … Continue reading

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Proud of My Peppy – Butterick 5615

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.  ~Bill Cosby I’ve made two buttonholes and zero tailored collars during the last eleven months.  Thank goodness I was finally inspired to tackle my fears and add to … 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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Butterick 4735

Since my last post, I experienced my first true sewing disaster of the year with this Vogue pattern.(View A) ……….a beautiful piece of silk I purchased from Mood, gaping armholes, hours of redoing to no avail…….. it’s painful to write about … Continue reading

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