Tag Archives: Spandex

J McLaughlin Refashion

The RTW Fasters and I are halfway through our pledge to abstain from buying ready-to-wear clothes during 2014! Lots of the women are knocking it out of the ballpark sewing incredible clothes too. I’ve found reaching the halfway point serves … Continue reading

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Odds & Ends – Plus a New Top!

While I wait for my Mood Fabrics to publish my first garment-of-the-year post, I believe it’s a good time to clarify a misconception among some readers. I have recently received several comments from readers who believe I have continued my RTW … Continue reading

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Style Arc Straight Up

“Good with spandex” caught my eye on Style Arc ‘s Diana pattern page while I was writing my last post.  Since I had a little spandex left over from this endeavor, and since I knew another Diana top was only an … Continue reading

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The Latest

One top costs $150.00 and the other is $29.99. Why is that?    In March of 2011 I bought the blue and white top at J. McLaughlin in Charleston, SC. I thought $150.00 was expensive for a spandex top, but … Continue reading

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