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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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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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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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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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