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In a Colorful Mood: Technicolor Lace Skirt

This month I was in such a colorful mood. When challenged by the Mood Sewing Network to sew with lace, I found myself gravitating towards this bright, textural orange lace with its organic pattern of swirling leaves and flowers (from Mood Fabrics but no longer available online; the store itself has other similar lace though… Continue reading In a Colorful Mood: Technicolor Lace Skirt

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What do you get when you mix cats with puff paint?

A cute little sweatshirt for my niece, of course. Once upon a time when I was a wee little girl, I had a favorite sweatshirt.  It was pink and short sleeved.  And, as if that wasn't enough to make it the best sweatshirt ever, it was appliqued with colorful bunny that was outlined in puff… Continue reading What do you get when you mix cats with puff paint?

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Watercolor, Feathers, and a Drop-Waist Dress

Jamie Lau, one of the authors of BurdaStyle's newest book Sewing Vintage Modern, actually wrote to ask me if I'd make a dress from her book before asking if I'd review the book itself.  Of course I jumped at the opportunity, even though at that point I only knew that the patterns were classic designs from… Continue reading Watercolor, Feathers, and a Drop-Waist Dress

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Finally! The Italian Riviera Peplum

Whew!  You have no idea how excited I am to finally have this peplum "dress" completed.  It's taken me over a month from prepping the fabric, to cutting the fabric, to putting in the last hand stitches.  Since the peplum and skirt are actually two separate pieces, construction took twice as long as I expected.… Continue reading Finally! The Italian Riviera Peplum

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My Mood in October: Swingy Stripes

I had the pleasure of writing for both the Mood Sewing Network (guest post here) and BurdaStyle (guest post here) this month. I made BurdaStyle's Swing Dress in a lovely striped wool jersey from Mood. If you haven't already read my story over there, check it out below. I've been in the mood for stripes… Continue reading My Mood in October: Swingy Stripes