Archive for the Sewing Category

September Newsletter

I guess I have Anna Wintour September Syndrome this September…my September newsletter is the largest and best one I’ve done to date – so much so that it requires some intro here for my subscribers.  If you aren’t a subscriber, (as they say on Fox Business News) […]

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Inspirating 2….er….um…..that’s Inspiration

Inspirating 2....er....um.....that's Inspiration

Yeah, well, I’m not the best speller (referenced to yesterday’s post titled: Inspirating, which has now been corrected!!!)  I think that was my subconscious saying “Inspiration” and “Inspiring” at the same time  – sometimes my head gets ahead of my fingers.  So this is part 2 (only […]

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Bragging Rights

I have lovely clients and am so lucky with this.  I won’t brag too long, but I do know how lucky I am.  I’ve said before it’s probably because by the time a girl comes to my door, she’s pretty confident about who she is and what […]

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What to fit

Sometimes a fit is good and sometimes it isn’t.  Like during the summertime, you’re out on the lake, or the ocean or near water, and you’re not exactly crazy about walking out in a bikini or even a one-piece suit and would like to have something stylish […]

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The Drape for the Hollywood Starlet Dress

OK – as promised here’s how to drape this top from yesterday’s post:  

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Another top for my lace leggings.

I’m loving these lace leggings, but the original top I made is just a tad too formal to wear for everyday.  So I thought I would make another, and used Vogue 8817, which I’ve did the other lace top.  But I had some distressed washed silk, and […]

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Yeah, I couldn’t wait!

Ever since I saw this video from Bill Cunningham, I’ve been wanting to do something for myself.  So I’m at my local wonderful fabric store (here they are on Facebook), but I found the perfect lace that I had been dreaming of.  I wanted something see-thru, but […]

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Why take a sewing class

I think we all know Mood Fabrics as the source of fabrics for Project Runway and for those of us who have been there it’s really a WONDERFUL place!!!  But a blogger friend who has been writing for a long time is now working at Mood (lucky […]

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Frustration!

Sometimes (like lots of times), it appears that those of us who sew well, know it all.  It also appears that we’ve never had any problems and certainly any problems big or monumental enough to stop us dead in our tracks. Believe me – that’s not even […]

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It’s so much fun to see what others are wearing….

….particularly when they are notable….                         What I love about these two dresses, is the idea of color blocking AND fabric blocking….wouldn’t the dress on the right be too cool with a nude lining behind a […]

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