Tag Archives: Silk Tops

Merry, Merry Month of May

Make that the Merry, Merry Well, Hello! After sewing almost non-stop for over a year and a half, I’m ready to take the Me-Made-May’13 challenge created by the cute, creative and energetic Zoe from SoZoWhatDoYouKnow. Her challenge now in its … 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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Party Pep – Vogue 8815

I’m a little late to the party with this pattern but I’ve finally arrived :) Vogue 8815 has received dozens of favorable reviews on PR.  I came close to buying a Kate Spade zebra peplum made in the same style, … 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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A Sensible Top – Vogue 9771

Sensible. The opposite of exciting. I just returned from a real vacation, which for me means getting away in every respect. I often overestimate what I can accomplish in a certain time period, and the refashion I planned to do … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Compliment

Many years ago my daughters and I colored and framed a poster entitled “The A,B,Cs of Manners & Etiquette” featuring a little penguin illustrating all 26 rules. A   “Accept a compliment graciously.” it begins. Today I received the ultimate compliment. … Continue reading

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Doncaster Remake

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           Will the real homemade blouse please come forward?                               ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? … Continue reading

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Second Peasant Top

 I’m not really sure I would call this a Peasant Top, and it’s nothing like what I was expecting from this New Look pattern. While visiting family last weekend I heard a wonderful sermon at  Seven Lakes Chapel in the … Continue reading

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