Archive for the Sewing Category

Quotes from MAAP (Making Art A Practice)

As you all know, I approach sewing from an artistic endeavor rather than a purely functional duty to meet a need and otherwise not be bothered with. Unfortunately, I think sewing got that rap during the Women’s Revolution during the 60’s.  I always thought, that if you […]

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September Newsletter

In a couple of days my 9th newsletter for this year is coming out, and I feel this needs some preface.  It’s so long and large, that I really didn’t have room to put this in there. The first part of this is about how I fit, […]

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Two hot fall trends

Two trends I’m noticing out there as we’re coming around the corner to fall, and they have all sorts of possibilities. One thing about being a sewists is that when you catch a trend like this on the upswing you can be right ahead of the curve.  […]

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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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