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An A-Line Skirt in an Oscar de la Renta Woven

I know for a fact that my first finished garment of 2016 is going to become a very well-loved skirt, but making it was a lesson in how I should always get used to a new-to-me fabric by practicing techniques on scraps before venturing into the real deal. A lesson that, of course, I didn’t… Continue reading An A-Line Skirt in an Oscar de la Renta Woven

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When Mathilda Met Georgia, Farrah, and Meryl: A New Favorite Dress

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Mathilda-Georgia-Farrah-Meryl dress.  Too many names for you? I agree. But, that seems to be the way of it these days – names for patterns, names for fabric, names for sewing machines. Next up we’ll have names for our presser feet! Won’t that be confusing?! The Mathilda… Continue reading When Mathilda Met Georgia, Farrah, and Meryl: A New Favorite Dress

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Review + Interview with Kellie K Apparel’s Lingerie Designer

Just over a year ago, I wrote about a Kickstarter that had just been launched by a guy I went to grad school with.  It was for a strapless bra that was designed to stay in place by taking advantage of the gecko’s ability to walk on walls. I thought it was so cool that someone I… Continue reading Review + Interview with Kellie K Apparel’s Lingerie Designer

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Happy Halloween from a Darling Little Duck!

Happy Halloween everyone! It’s my daughter’s second Halloween, and I just had to make her another costume. While she was the cutest little black kitten last year and I’d happily have her be a cat every year (because cats and sewing go hand in hand!), I decided to make her into a darling little duck this year. Why… Continue reading Happy Halloween from a Darling Little Duck!

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Sewing for the Season: Rosy Fall Cowl

I promised earlier this week that I was going to post something in “Cashmere Rose”. Well, here it is! My new Renfrew cowl! From what I can tell, this pink is a little too light to truly be “Cashmere Rose”, but that’s okay with me. After all: “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Also, I’m sorry… Continue reading Sewing for the Season: Rosy Fall Cowl

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Sewing for the Season: Fall 2015 Pantone

  Anticipated colors for this fall and winter. Image from material at www.Pantone.com. Once upon a time in the early days of this blog, I looked forward to writing about Pantone’s seasonal colors on the equinox, the first day of their respective season. My enjoyment came partly because you guys often had such lively opinions about the chosen colors, partly… Continue reading Sewing for the Season: Fall 2015 Pantone

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Showering Pincushion Treats with Elephants

Hello friends!  It’s been awhile. Right after my last post, we packed up our little family of three and headed east to Glacier National Park to join my parents and my brother and his family in a little over a week of outdoor fun. I loved getting away and into the wild, but it’s true what they say: any… Continue reading Showering Pincushion Treats with Elephants