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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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Shopping in New York City

The Garment District in New York City is layed out in a grid pattern, and is generally considered to be between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue, from 34th to 42nd Streets.

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…

Sunny’s Dress Review from Friday Pattern Company

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.

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.

Pattern Review – Collette’s One Piece Wrap

Wraps are the perfect accessory for Fall.  They can go from casual to very dressy.

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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