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Contemporary Tops

Test Driving the New Donna Karan Shirt (Vogue 1440)

I bought this pattern for the jacket.  While I was sourcing supplies for the jacket, I read the directions… for the shirt.  I liked what I saw – this was an interesting top, with interesting lines, and some sewing techniques that I wanted to perfect.  Eventually I’d like to make the shirt with the rust […]

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General Sewing

Sergers?

So, I’m giving serious consideration to buying a serger. This is mainly to finish edges on children’s clothing. I know they can do more. Any thoughts on what I should look for? I know there are reviews on pattern review. I need to narrow it down, especially since my options for test driving are super […]

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Contemporary General Sewing

Beach Towel Hoody (BS Baha Hoody)

My little guy (3.5 years) is taking swimming lessons.  Outside in February.  The pool is heated (hot) but the air temps are in the 50s and 60s (I know, that’s balmy for many of you) and class is at sunset.  When he gets out of the pool he’s shaking like a leaf!  All the kids […]

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Contemporary Tops

Let’s Talk about Ease (McCalls 6796)

When I started this project, I had no idea how popular this pattern was (McCalls 6796).  I just thought it was cute when I saw it on another blog.  But fitting this on my body turned out to be a real challenge. I chose a beautiful sweater knit from Gorgeous Fabrics (sold out).  In retrospect, […]