Lost in the Journey

We are Traveling, Sampling Great Food and Drink, and Sewing Fashion

Shopping in New York City

Where are the best places to shop in New York City? Everyone has their favorites, for sure.  Below are a few of mine. The challenge is always how to get there; Plane, Train, or Automobile? I have used all three, it depends on how many of us are going and if we are staying overnight.…
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Simplicity Pattern 8657 Misses’ Caftan with Options for Design Hacking

Wow- where have you been all my life? This is the most comfy pattern – okay, it’s really just pj’s, but… I made two versions of this pattern and I am mostly happy with the results considering I didn’t make a test garment. The first Caftan I made was out of a ITY knit from…
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Sunny’s Dress Review from Friday Pattern Company

The sewing movement #SewMyStyle2018 is off and running in January.  Sunny’s Dress from the Friday Pattern Company is the item for the month.  It was my first Friday Pattern Company pdf and overall I was happy with the results. I had selected a striped jersey from my stash along with a stretch sparkly jersey rem…
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McCall Pattern 7542 Pattern Hack

My daughter saw a cute dress on the runway and thought it would make a great holiday dress, so we went in search of a pattern and fabric!  It ended up pretty cute, of course it helps if you are adorable and 25. It was an all white dress featured on www.bcr3tive.com best of Spring…
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Wraps, wraps, wraps

Wraps are the perfect accessory for Fall.  They can go from casual to very dressy.  One of my favorite wrap tops is Silhouette Patterns Collette’s One-Piece Wrap http://www.silhouettepatterns.com/html/patterns/p_083.htm This wrap takes about 2 hours start to finish! This wrap is a stretch wool from Mood Fabrics I made it for my daughters rehearsal dinner, just a light…
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Alexander McQueen Tartan Skirt

I have been reading Alexander McQueen Blood Beneath the Skin by Andrew Wilson.  McQueen was such a tragically brilliant soul.  His work is thought provoking and on the edge.  I decided to give one of his tartan skirts a go.  They are beautifully cut an like a puzzle.  The inspiration I gained from his magnificant…
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Reversible Fall Cape – It’s a Wrap!

  Reversible Fall Cape – It’s a Wrap! Vogue Pattern 9038 Very Easy Vogue, and it certainly couldn’t get any easier.  Two pattern pieces – front and back – for version B and binding.  For the beginner sewer, or for a quick cape, this is the perfect pattern.     I am going to make…
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Who Influences Your Style?

We are bombarded by style inspiration from not only TV and magazines, but now add Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. How do we interpret these styles and make them appropriate for the everyday woman? How do they influence your style? Elle Fanning is adorable, young, cute, hip and a Miu Miu model. I happen to love…
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Sew What’s Fabulous – Velvet, Plaid and Leather, Oh My!

Nothing like starting your New Years Resolution late, oh well, even the best plans go down a crooked path. My goal for 2017 is to post a “Sew What’s Fabulous” blog once a month on a high-fashion outfit inspired by a designer that can be made or a fraction of the cost, fit a “normal”…
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