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05 Jan Meet the Fasters and Mood Fabrics Giveaway!

Happy 5th of January and meet the 2018 RTW Fasters! Dear Readers, What a thrill it is to be in the company of over 1,000 women (and two men) fasting from the Ready to Wear scene during 2018. From young singles, moms-to-be, new moms, professionals, newly retired, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, to petite, plus size and somewhere in between, I am accompanied from women around the world representing every continent except Antartica. With varying skills and styles, all of the Fasters have much to offer each other. Whether advising about technical and design issues, sharing great finds or simply conveying a fresh attitude towards...

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31 Dec It Was a Very Good Year……..

Several years ago I asked a woman at a tradeshow about when her business started to become successful. “When I decided to get serious about it." she replied. I believe there is a lot of truth in that statement with intention and commitment playing primary roles in our successes and failures, no matter how large or small the undertaking. While all years seem to have their share of ups and downs some are certainly better than others. Fortunately, things seemed to click this year. After taking time off to promote The Tunic Bible, a return to sewing and blogging in January was refreshing and relaxing. I...

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27 Dec McCall’s 6886 Kelly Green

Dear Readers, I hope you are all enjoying this holiday season! Below is my Christmas dress and the last project of 2017. The pattern, McCall's 6886 is a classic that's been around for awhile, and has received nearly 200 reviews on the Pattern Review website. Believe it or not, this is the first time I've sewn the simple pattern. While sewing the dress was simple, taking photographs was not...

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17 Dec Merry & Bright in Sequins!

I'd say the catch phrase this holiday season is Merry & Bright, and I fell right in line upon seeing Mood Fabrics' glittering silver baby sequined fabric! I've owned a few formal sequined dresses over the years, and while sequined ball gowns are still around, shifting trends in the fabric now feature more relaxed styles from cocktail dresses to t-shirts. I made the dress for an annual Christmas dinner party and chose a simple pattern to keep the dress from appearing too formal. My base pattern is  New Look 6524, a shift pattern I purchased a while ago for the sleeve variations. My original...

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08 Dec Style Arc – Coral Cardigan

What would you do if you received a scarf with which you had nothing to wear? 1 - "Thank you for the scarf but I never wear these colors. Please give it to someone who can enjoy it." 2 - Put it in the closet and forget about it. 3 - Sew a new garment to wear with the scarf. LOL - The scarf is gorgeous and while it looks good on black, it didn't look good on me on black. Decades ago when people 'had their colors done'...

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10 Oct Party Time! Vogue 8997

Raise your hand if you're an Oscar de la Renta fan. That would be me! Frankly I should raise both hands. I think Oscar de la Renta makes the best party dresses on earth! I'm drawn to the gorgeous fabric, clear colors and flattering fits, especially in the bodice. One of these days I might just break down and buy one, but until that time comes, I'll keep sewing O D L R inspired dresses. Mood Fabric's Red and Black 3-D Floral Brocade has party dress written all over it, and I placed an order for 3 1/2 yards of this mid-weight brocade. Little did...

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