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McCalls 5890 Coordinates

If you are looking for a coordinates pattern that has casual and a bit dressy,this may be it. There will be more about this pattern to come but for now, this post is about the dress because it features princess seams resulting in a great fit. This must be a successful pattern for McCalls because […]

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BOOtiful in Black

I think this is a great use for those old, plain black buttons. I will be sewing tonight. No great costumes to share with you this year. On prior Halloweens, I have been Raggedy Ann (my husband as Raggedy Andy much to his chagrin and NEVER to be repeated), a mermaid, a cat, but not […]

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Loes Hinse Sewing Seminar

I debated back and forth with myself about writing this post because although I had a great time with my mom at this seminar, my little point-and-shoot camera was new to me and I wasn’t in the habit of taking commemorative photos of the event.   I hope the photos are enough to give you […]

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Fall Colors 2013

As you may know, Pantone is the well known authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color. It is one of the “go to” system used to help create consistency in color in a variety of industries, such as fashion, interiors and paint manufacturers. […]

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Scarf Tying-All Options

Using a pant hanger, arrange all your beautiful scarves at a glance so they are easy to grab when getting ready in the morning. This video is brilliant!! It doesn’t take much time and the ideas are wonderful. The scarf seems to have worked it’s way into our wardrobes as a year round accessory. I […]

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McCalls 6398 Cream and Gray Knit Tunic

I read an article some time ago that addressed how to stay looking stylish without succumbing to every new fad. It was addressing the contentment that comes with accepting the styles that work for your body proportions and lifestyle. Having just crossed the 50-year old threshold, I want to dress my age, be appropriate, and […]

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Snap Bag Tutorial

What you can’t see here is that this bag stays closed by recycling a used tape measure from a home improvement center. Fortunately, my husband had one he was happy to donate. The measurements are 8″ Width x 6″ Height x 2″ Depth. As with any sewing project, there is room to personalize and modify […]

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Ethnic Print Maxi Dress

This is McCalls 6700 out of a wild ethnic-looking print I found at my local mill end store SAS Fabrics. It was very easy to sew up although a made a few changes: 1.) In hindsight, I need to add more length to the bodice since most bodices run a little short on me. I […]

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