Tag Archives: ruffles

The 30 Day Dress

……… also known as the Baltimore dress is completed. I had the pleasure of taking it apart again only to discover the opportunities for alterations were limited…… but maybe my 30 day investment needed little else than minor adjustments.  After … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Dresses

I realized I wrote something untrue in my April 6th post. I stated that I had accomplished my goal of making Marfy F2105 during my most recent trip to Baltimore with Susan Khalje, but what I made was a dress … Continue reading

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Gettin’ My Preppy On

 Madras, anyone?  Finding this multicolored cotton patchwork on the Mood Fabrics website was almost as refreshing as a dip in the pool! I looked forward to putting a feminine twist on this classic preppy fabric and paired it with Butterick’s … Continue reading

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It’s June Too Soon!

Dear Readers, The conclusion of Me-Made-May ’13 was over four days ago, however, my Me-Made-May ’13 page fizzled out shortly after mid-month …….. hate it when that happens! I diligently wore my Me-Made clothes all month long but taking pictures … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2497

While sewing my casual knits the ruffles were calling my name, and I answered. The craving to sew ruffles was stronger than any craving I’ve ever had for chocolate, but I tried to be practical and made an all-purpose white … Continue reading

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New Arrival at K a t i e Spade

I’m staying at a lovely 5-star resort through the weekend (not our typical getaway) – one of those places where you swap your car for bicycles upon arrival. My husband is engaged in professional activities allowing me to bring along … Continue reading

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Elizabeth McKay Inspired – Vogue 1323

  I spent the first weekend of December in New York and was exhilarated by the Christmas sights and festivities throughout the city. I spent the second weekend of December visiting my parents in Southern Pines, NC thoroughly charmed by … Continue reading

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 I’m sewing Vogue 8648 again . It’s not quite the  S H I B U I  that it was the first time around, partly because I have omitted the silk organza underlining, thus saving me hours or perhaps days of … Continue reading

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Style Arc Lexley Blouse

“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” Richard and Karen Carpenter Not really………………… I have been out-of-town for nearly two weeks and came home inspired by the beautiful tunics I saw on women of all ages ……. on the beach, … 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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