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Contemporary pants Tops

Metallic Magic: V1701 & B6718

This week my employer and my county school board announced their fall plans.  I’ll be teaching on line again at the university.  My kid can enroll in the digital academy or go back to a physical school.  I live in Florida.  Perhaps you’ve heard of it?  Land of heat, humidity, snakes, alligators, mosquitoes, Florida Man, […]

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Contemporary pants Tops

Zoom-wear: Donna Karan Vogue 1440 (repeat)

I almost didn’t blog this one.  I don’t like the black shirt with the purple leggings.  I like the pieces separately.  I like the purple leggings with a white shirt, and the black shirt with white cropped skinny jeans.  But the pictures are of the purple leggings and black top. Six weeks ago, I anticipated […]

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Contemporary pants Tops

Peralta’s Culottes (Vogue 1619 + a redo on M6933)

I hope everyone is taking good care of themselves and their loved ones.  Life has been disrupted for so many over the last few weeks.  Even though Covid19 is a 100 miles or more from us, our university is taking proactive measures and putting us online.  I’m hoping to keep my husband and kiddo safe […]

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Contemporary Skirts Tops

Cotton Sateen “Zebra” print skirt (Vogue 2984 & McCall6796)

So this skirt and top was not on my sewing list, at all.  But I was sifting through the fabrics at the Gorgeous Fabrics website, and saw this blue/black/white zebra cotton sateen.  I was smitten.  I held off.  I waited a week.  I kept thinking about the fabric, so I bought it, along with some […]

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Contemporary Tops

Alice & Olivia in Silk Georgette (Vogue 1245)

I celebrated every success with this top! My “sewcation” is over and I have two things left to blog – this blouse being one of them. Both items are redos of earlier failures. Back in early 2018, I wrote about my attempt with two soft silks. In late June, I decided I wanted to finish […]

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shorts Tops

Summer time! (New Look 6483; Marfy 1913; Pattern Runway Sweet Scalloped Shorts)

Whew, long title.  I almost didn’t blog these four interchangeable items, but I love how the Marfy top and white shorts came out.  I had to share.  These two outfits make use of old fabrics (the tops) and new (the shorts).  And I now own three pairs of non-running shorts (all Pattern Runway). (Everything was […]

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Contemporary Skirts Tops

Turmeric and Black (Vogue 8882 & 1620)

I joined two trends that I’ve seen over past year in this skirt/top combination.  First, I chose a mustard color for the skirt.  Second, I made the skirt in a hi-lo style.  Since I jumped onto both trends, you can rest assured both will be out of fashion soon, if they aren’t already. Originally, I […]

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Contemporary Tops

Beach/Pool Cover-up: New Look 6575

My fifth summer in Florida, with the beach close by and a pool in the yard, but I’m only just now getting around to making a beach cover-up.  This is in part due to my indecision on what I wanted.  Finally, I have something, and I’m quite pleased with the result. I chose New Look […]

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Skirts Tops

Channeling Roman Holiday: M7906 & NL6407

I’ve been sewing – a lot.  I have multiple projects nearly done, and several more on the horizon.  I’ve been making up for lost time.  And I’m not very interested in stopping to blog about it.  But, none-the-less, here we are.  This was the outfit that got me to spontaneously buy a new (but still […]

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Tops

4 years & the Matthew Williamson Kaftan

Probably closer to 4.5 years. After moving here to Florida, I needed lighter weight clothes – more of them at least!  Pattern Vault had a link to the free pattern for the Matthew Williamson Kaftan, I loved the styling so started. And stopped, and started, and stopped.  Part of it was fabric choice, part of […]