Tag Archives: skirts

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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Four years ago I bought this skirt at a Worth trunk show. Worth is one of my favorite clothing lines, but the clothes are expensive and I consider my Worth purchases to be very  special. At the show I tried … Continue reading

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BASICS is not a dirty word

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Now, I know there is nothing unique about this skirt, and I took dozens of pics trying to capture its special qualities. There are none. What is special, is that I found a skirt pattern that fits well, as well … Continue reading

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Liberty of London Part II

My last trip to London was three years ago. My daughters were with me and I enthusiastically prepared them for our shopping trip to Liberty of London, but sadly, things had changed.  No more dressmakers, no quilts and far less … Continue reading

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Sevier Skirts Party

One of the determining factors to give up buying clothes for a year came after my daughter and I attended a Sevier Skirts trunk show at a friend’s home. Let me begin by saying the woman who started this company is … Continue reading

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                                            I’ve was so busy assembling the 24 pieces of this skirt that I barely had time to glance at the Kate … Continue reading

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To Share or Not To Share?

I haven’t told my family about my blog yet for lots of reasons. I know if my daughters learn I’m sewing my own clothes this year they will think I should spend all of the money I’m saving on them … Continue reading

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Matronly Makeover

Is this not one of the most matronly looking suits you have ever seen? When my husband walked in and saw this he thought it was a service uniform…  Years ago I bought a beautiful Ralph Lauren black suit which … Continue reading

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Last Summer Skirt

Greeting me inside LaRoque two days ago was a cute summer dress made from one of my favorite Amy Butler fabrics. It just so happened I bought two yards of the fabric over a year ago, and seeing this smart … Continue reading

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Redo II

This cute skirt has been in my oldest daughter’s closet for four years. She also moved away from home four years ago. I didn’t get rid of it because it belongs to one of her friends who now lives 500 … Continue reading

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