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This one wore me (Butterick 5354)

Elber Albaz, former designer of House Lanvin revealed in an interview, “What is your job as a designer? To unveil the body or to cover it?” He went on to say, “…It was then that I realised that fashion is not really about the body at all. Its essence is simple: to make the woman […]

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Cooking Gardening

A little Florida sunshine…

I know many of you are chilled these days, but here’s some warmth: The citrus harvest has begun.  We have been picking Persian, Kaffir, and Key limes for a week or two.  Today we picked red lime, Meyer lemon (above), and our first orange.  We didn’t get a heavy fruit set this year, and the […]

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Tops Vintage

Double Knit Comfort in Vintage Style (Vogue 9187)

I have some things I want to finish, and a few new, more complex projects on the way.  But first, a quick comfortable, yet stylish top.  Vogue 9187 is a re-release of a 1960 close-fitting top.  I think I have a version of the original pattern from my grandmother (it has buttons up the back). […]

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Contemporary Skirts

A basic skirt: Very Easy Vogue 9209

After the Donna Karan jacket, I wanted something easy.  I chose this skirt. Yes, very easy, but it still took a couple of weeks to finish.  By that I mean, I did everything but the buttons/buttonholes in an evening, got distracted by life for a couple weeks, then finished it. Vogue 9209 (from 2016) is […]