Category: Fashion

Lost in the Journey

Vogue V9330 Wide Turtle Neck Sweater

  I missed the boat last year on Sew House Seven’s popular Toaster Sweater.  I loved it, but it just never made it on my to-do-list. When I saw the new Vogue remake, which features a few extra details, I knew I had to have it. I love a great Vogue Pattern, they incorporate classic…
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Shoes in the City – Which Kate Spade Shoes to Wear??

Are sandals really appropriate for city walking, public transportation riding and general health issues?? Men get to wear Dockers or Sketchers and they are good. Sneakers, depending on the brand can be amazing or super dull. Women on the other hand….. Today I was in the city, I had to ride the commuter rail, take…
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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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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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