Tag Archives: Valentino

The Last Post……..       

…….. before switching to my new site! I’m ready for a change and am quite excited about the new blog launching over the weekend. Switching sites reminds me of moving to a new house with a twist…….. packing all of the … Continue reading

Posted in Mother of the Bride dress, Mother of the Bride sewing pattern, Ready-to-Wear Fast 2014, Ribbon Skirt, Sewing Dresses, Uncategorized, Valentino, Vogue Sewing Patterns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Susan Khalje ….. Days 1 and 2

Dear Readers, Days 1 & 2 of Susan Khalje’s Couture Sewing Class have been as intense as I remember from my first class in October. But intense takes on a wonderful meaning in this case. Intense of extreme force, degree, … Continue reading

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Holiday Fasting

A funny thing happens when sewers quit buying clothes…… they become very clothes conscious. At least that is what’s going on with the RTW Fasters, and it certainly happened with me. I became obsessed with all things clothes. I recently … Continue reading

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Red Ruffles

I can’t explain my sudden attraction to red, but in a just a few weeks I’ve gone from a person who rarely wore red to someone who can’t get enough of it. H a p p y   V a … Continue reading

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It’s done. I love it, and I’m glad it’s over. My Missonish fabric has become a dress! It was one of those sewing projects that didn’t come together until the very end…. as in when I basted the hem in … Continue reading

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I’m ending the first month of my one year promise to make and not buy clothes with  ruffles!                           Around a year ago I saw these beautiful tops on … Continue reading

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HERE GOES……………..

We women who enjoy clothes and can usually justify a new purchase, and I have had lots of reasons to shop during the past year. Whether is was my best friend’s daughter’s wedding or my daughter’s best friend’s wedding I … Continue reading

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