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Contemporary Tops

Summer Vibes: Style Arc Monty

While the trousers in this post were intentional, as a follow up to the polka dot shirt, the top was a whim. When purchasing the white stretch cotton twill from Gorgeous Fabrics, I spotted this cotton lawn with a mid-century print. Ann recommended the the Monty Top from Style Arc, so that’s what I did. […]

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Tops

Polka Dots! (V1681, Anne Klein)

So, I’m getting off-track from the sketchy plan I had back in January – at least a little. I already had this pattern, and I saw the polka dot rayon challis from Gorgeous Fabrics, and went for it. This blouse wasn’t a priority sew for me, but I’m glad I made it as it’s a […]

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Coats pants Tops Unfinished Business

Spring! (plus a Winter Coat)

Where has the last month gone? I’ve actually done some sewing, but two bits of news. First – I’m vaccinated! Yay! Second, we adopted this cute fellow, which has disrupted everything (in a good way): I was inspired by Tia Dia of Mezzo Couture to try out a Burda pattern. After perusing the March 2019 […]

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Dresses

Undecided about the Platt dress outcome (V1056)

This Tom and Linda Platt dress (Vogue 1056) has been on my radar for a while, but sewing it right now was spontaneous. I’d been searching for a fabric for it, and Ann at Gorgeous Fabrics had a deep cherry red rayon double knit for sale in January. Moreover, this dress called for a lining […]

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Skirts Unfinished Business Vintage

Not Just a Skirt (Vogue 2578)

Okay, it is just a skirt. Don’t ask me to write click-bait headlines. On the other hand, it is more: it’s part of a three-piece combo I’ve been working on for ages, and the fabric is a new one for me, presenting new challenges. This skirt works with three of my goals for the year: […]

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General Sewing

Sewing Top 5: Goals

After this week, I almost hesitate to set any goals! I find it challenging to say that I will complete specific projects this year, given how little time and energy I seem to have going into the spring semester. Still, my family and I are hoping to be vaccinated soon, and are looking forward to […]

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General Sewing

Sewing Top Five: Reflections

The #SewingTop5 consists of five posts. I’ve already posted about my top five hits, and I will talk about my Top Five Goals in a week or so. But I’ve decided that I will combine the misses, non sewing highlights, and sewing reflections in a single post. I’ve been trying to write a reflections post […]

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General Sewing

Sewing Top Five: Hits

It’s that time of year again – reflection. And thinking about what went well this year is a good thing for the soul. The Sewcialists host the #SewingTopFive every year. This post is for the hits, or those items you made that make you happy, wear a lot, etc. Looking back, I like almost everything […]

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Contemporary Dresses Vintage

It’s a Mistake: (DKNY, Vogue 2091)

I really wasn’t sure what to write for this post, and I almost didn’t blog this dress. I don’t like being negative, especially in a year where pretty much everything has been so much worse than a failed sewing project. So I decided to think about it in terms of: what did I learn? I […]

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Contemporary Dresses

Draped in Plaid (Style Arc Elley Dress)

Like most, I’ve had full days and nights. I’ve spent much of the last year in my home, keeping my family safe and educating my son. I’ve been fortunate to have my in-laws since September. I really don’t know how we would have kept the 8yo entertained without them. I haven’t been sewing much lately […]