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Contemporary Tops

Last Make of the Year: Paco Peralta top (Vogue 1567)

Let’s finish the year with something easy and festive.  I cut this top out before Christmas, but I’ve been so busy (like everyone) that I spent only 5-10 minutes a day on it.  I’m not fond of the skirt (I have wide hips), but the top looked simple (and I thought it would be done […]

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General Sewing

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

Ah, the year-end reflective post.  Every year it’s the same: didn’t sew enough, need to work on this or that, plan to do X in the future.  Well it’s true. This year, my plans, as always, were ambitious.  Health and family issues kept me away from the machine, but I managed to continue stockpiling fabrics.  […]

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Contemporary Dresses Dresses

At long last, the Rucci dress is finished (Vogue 1239)

What a journey with this dress!  I bought the pattern in 2011 when it came out.  I found the fabric in 2012.  The envelop back said edge-to-edge lining, china silk, 60″.  I searched forever for a matching blue silk habotai in a wide width.  Finally, I took the pattern out and studied it:  not edge-to-edge, […]