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Vogue Pattern V9305 Review

Wow, do I love this pattern! When I saw it in the Vogue Pattern Magazine, I couldn’t wait for it to be released. Once I had the pattern, I had to search for a fabric that would work for the top.  I love the Elliot Berman Textiles burnout that I found, it is amazing. Light…
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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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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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