Tag Archives: Simplicity Sewing Pattern

Goodbye Valentino’s No.1 Pencil Skirt

Ready-to-Wear garments often inspire my sewing projects. Can you imagine my surprise when I opened the latest J Crew catalogue to find a skirt I made last September in the 2012 Fall Collection of pencil skirts? (pages 56 – 57)   … 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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Ice Cream Social – Vintage Simplicity 7715

 What would Kate Spade wear to an Ice Cream Social? …….. A new silk dress, of course!  I had a Kate Spade moment and took the plunge into this Simplicity pattern one more time. Ok, it wasn’t just any Ice … Continue reading

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Simplicity 7715 – Kate Spade Aubrey Wrap Inspired

Making this Simplicity 7715 pattern evolved into one of those  s p e c i a l  projects………. piece by piece, hour by hour, day by day…………… I was starting to hate it but now that it’s over I love … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Sheet

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. One .. two….. t h r e e  times in a row now for this Cynthia Rowley pattern by Simplicity!   I can’t seem to put this pattern down … … Continue reading

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Lots of Love

“Where do you plan to wear this?” were the first words my husband spoke upon seeing this dress. I have no idea where I plan to wear this dress, but I’m sure something will come up. Does it really matter? … Continue reading

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La Primavera

Dead perennials + leaves in the pool = w i n t e r  in South Carolina; t h e   p e r f e c t   t i m e   t o   g e t … Continue reading

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New Look, New Life, New Home

The tale of three garments…. Wonder why I haven’t worn this skirt in a while… dull and dated but beautiful wool….wait a minute….. was this Talbot’s skirt actually made in Italy? I couldn’t resist trying to resurrect this skirt from another … Continue reading

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Celebrating Creative Spirits

Greetings from Edisto Beach, SC – the perfect place to usher in the New Year! I’m wearing my second serger product – Simplicity 2603. I had no idea I liked red so much until I gave up buying clothes and … Continue reading

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Nice and Easy

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Is it over yet? The company is gone, the tree is dead, the house is a mess and Santa brought me a new serger!                                 … Continue reading

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