Tag Archives: sewing dresses

New Look 6910

It’s the time…. of the season…. when love runs high…… That means all things wedding around here. With two twenty-something daughters, the fun never stops as someone is always getting engaged or married. Three years ago the wedding season caught me … Continue reading

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Don We Now Our Gay Apparel!

Some fabrics are meant to be worn at night, and I believe this shimmery metallic boucle from Mood Fabrics is certainly one of them.  I bought the fabric at the NYC store in November 2012, and admired it at home … Continue reading

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Vogue 1314

I’ve made a new dress, but I’m on the fence about it. The fabric is a dream – a high quality jersey/lycra blend with a lively design but I missed something when constructing the dress. Let’s look……. Vogue 1314   … Continue reading

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Butterick 5917 – The Un-Preppy Version

After all of my carrying on about colorful clothes, I’m back in black.  I enjoyed sewing Butterick 5917 so much I had my second version planned before finishing the madras patchwork version (blogged here), and I’m tempted to make it … 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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Vogue 8904

Recently on Facebook, Mood Fabrics posed the following question to its followers: When do you put aside summer sewing and move on to fall and winter apparel? Is July too soon to think about cool-weather clothes? I must admit I … Continue reading

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Vogue 2864 Revisited

Top Ten Reasons To Sew Another Summer Dress 10. The last one was too big. 9. I’m eager to make another muslin. 8. Too hot to wear anything else. 7 I’m on a quest to perfect the hand-picked zipper technique. … Continue reading

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Superfly!

“You look like you’re still on vacation!” I know – I’m just in denial. My vacation was a blast.  If this Superfly fabric by Sis Boom doesn’t make me feel like I’m still on vacation then nothing will! I only … Continue reading

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Burda 7081

I’ve made friends with Burda and I’m all the better for it!  I was trying to convince myself that Burda patterns weren’t for me, but had a problem doing so. I really liked the looks of so many patterns! Was … Continue reading

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Twist and Shout

I planned on publishing a post with  F O U R  garments  and here I am with  O N E. …….. and it looks really easy doesn’t it?  Well, it wasn’t. I’m determined to master sewing casual clothes, but mistakenly I’ve confused … Continue reading

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