The Real Real Tag

22 Jul Floral Maxi Dress, Brochu Walker Inspired

I knew the Brochu Walker dress was  my dress the moment I saw it - even online. <img class="vce-single-image" src="|!|vcvUploadUrl|!|/2023/06/Untitled-design-77.png" width="1024" height="576" alt="" title="Untitled design-77" />  I ordered the gently worn dress from The Real Real at a bargain price and have worn it repeatedly. It's a maxi (midi on a taller person 😊) that doesn't overwhelm me, and I was inspired to recreate this silhouette.(PS...

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09 Jul Style Arc Andie & Shopping The Real Real

Dear Readers, Thank you so much for the warm welcome back! I didn't know if anyone was still here,  and I am honored that you are 😘😘😘 Birdie has been visiting for the last week, so no sewing for me but it was a great time to introduce Birdie to fashion sewing! I know many of you have taught your six-year old children and grandchildren to sew and I’m happy to finally get started. Style Arc “Andie” was our pattern - an A-Line dress with flutter sleeves. Birdie selected the embroidered pique from my surviving stash. There was ¾ yard of the 45” width fabric...

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27 Jun It’s Great to be Sewing Again!

It is impossible to pick up where I left off since I’ve been gone for so long, and there are no words to describe how happy I am to be back! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who checked in with me. 😘 My husband and I jumped on an opportunity to buy a smaller home in our neighborhood, and at last I’ve caught my breath.  Seizing the moment was the beginning of brutal purging, and cleaning out my sewing room was the most overwhelming of all. After the move I couldn’t face unpacking my...

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