16 Jun Tidbits

 I’m sewing Vogue 8648 again . It’s not quite the  S H I B U I  that it was the first time around, partly because I have omitted the silk organza underlining, thus saving me hours or perhaps days of work.

In the meantime several tidbits of information and inspiration have surfaced that I wanted to share……..

Today I had the pleasure of reading a comment from Lexley. That would be Lexley who inspired the cute Style Arc Lexley blouse !  I’ve often wondered about the names of clothing articles , particularly with Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer who name all of the clothes after somebody.

So now I’m curious as to who else bears the name of a cute pattern or dress.  If you are one of the honorees , do tell !



Just as I thought my overly generous use of ruffles was bordering on overkill, I received a lovely email from Cissie with this image of a new dress by Lafayette 148  –  a clothing line found at Neiman Marcus.

The $398.00 price tag for this cotton dress is inspiration alone to pull out the ruffler again. 🙂 🙂


And finally…

I’m in love with Irene’s latest version of this Kwik Sew pattern.  Irene overlayed charmeuse with lace resulting in this great summer top.  I want one!

Wishing everyone a great weekend! Only 50 more seams to go..

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  • Cissie Wellons
    Posted at 10:53h, 16 June Reply

    Can’t wait to see your new semi-couture dress! Leaving out even one layer should really shorten the process. I’ve just finished what I hope will be my last couture dress as it just takes so much time. However, SK’s techniques are awfully addictive.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:53h, 17 June Reply

      I looked for your dress on pattern review but didn’t find it. I’m sure it’s beautiful and can’t wait to see it!

      • Cissie Wellons
        Posted at 07:17h, 17 June Reply

        I’m at the beach so haven’t posted on PR yet! I didn’t mean my last couture dress ever — just for now. I need some quick, easy projects!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 11:56h, 16 June Reply

    Love that white lace top, Irene 🙂 Also, S – one can never have too many ruffles, especially when they suit you so well! Ruffle on!

    Can’t wait to see your next (semi)couture dress!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:53h, 17 June Reply

      Thanks, Cheryl – I’m loving this term – Semi Couture 🙂

  • Irene
    Posted at 17:07h, 16 June Reply

    I am honoured that you mention me. Thank-you!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:54h, 17 June Reply

      Thank you for sharing – the top is so simple and pretty!

  • LaKaribane
    Posted at 20:00h, 16 June Reply

    Re: ruffles, I found a photo online, pretty sure it’s an actor or singer wearing a dress like that Butterick knit people were questioning for the 1,000 twists, B5783. Unfortunately, I was casually surfing the web and so didn’t copy the link. All this to say, you may think you’ve gone overboard…but someone else already went there, LOL!

  • goodbyevalentino
    Posted at 06:55h, 17 June Reply

    What a relief! 🙂 🙂

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