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Denim Urban Tunic or Dress?

Yes, it looks like I am on a cowl neck dress tunic streak. ¬† A recent post featured a McCalls 7020 cowl neck top turned dress that would make you think I have no imagination. ¬†Really? ¬†Another cowl neck dress? ¬†But this one is slightly different. ¬† It is a great jumper for grownups. ¬†Pair […]

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McCalls 7020 Cowl Top Turned Dress

As I move into 2017 and take inventory of my lengthy list of sewing projects, I am reminded of the bloggers who took great time to review their versions of sewing ‘Hits and Misses’ of 2016. ¬† There seemed to be a plan from the start of the year to execute specific garments for their […]

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Men’s Ties Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

Men’s ties make the perfect circle skirt to dress up your tree. ¬† If the male family members in your house despise wearing ties (like my husband), and they are sitting in a drawer, gather them together for this quick project. ¬† I was lucky enough to receive my dad’s and uncle’s discarded ties after […]

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Sew Creative, L’Toffe Fabrics

If your sewing skills drift from garments to quilts to crafts, you will enjoy stepping into Sew Creative in Ashland, Oregon. ¬†Since I have a love for sewing garments, I have chosen to let others perfect the quilting skills while I continue to master fabric manipulation on the human form. That being said, I find […]

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Small Black Capsule

I know that black is not one of my best colors, or so I’ve been told, but I can’t help myself. It is just too easy to work with and sew into great go-to pieces for reliable, pulled-together looks. With my fascination with capsule wardrobes, I have a Pinterest board filled with many variations of […]

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Fall Brings Olive and Orange

Although this will post in November, I worked on this jacket for a good part of October. This time of year brings about the prolific use of orange everywhere-mostly for Halloween, but also for fall decorations. ¬† The above picture is a bright geranium from my yard, blooming like it is the prime season for […]

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Rectangle Zipper Bag

Look at these zipped up beauties! ¬†Imagine the endless possibilities combining fabrics, zippers, ribbons, tabs, buttons and stitches! ¬†She is not just any ordinary zipper bag. ¬†She has flair and personality due to her embellishment options. ¬†Take a quick look around Pinterest or the Google searches for zippered pouches and you will see a plethora […]

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Vogue 8951 Top Turned Into A Dress

I must confess that a guilty pleasure of mine is to watch the home shopping networks. ¬† Instead of resorting to trying clothes on at the local stores, I get a glimpse into what fashion is selling to people who choose to shop from home. It intrigues me to see how women buy pants online […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

This is a little late getting posted, but I thought it might be worth it to give a few ‘guy’ ideas for future presents. It is easy to come up with girly projects to sew, but I have a harder time coming up with ideas for the males in my family. My husband is no […]

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A Shout Out for SewRED-y…A New Blog

I am thrilled to share a link to a new sewing blog on the scene. It is SewRed-y from my student, Rachel. I’m so glad she has taken on the sewing obsession and wow, is she a natural! She took a class from me when I taught at Jo Ann’s and with a little guidance […]

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Fashion Happy Conference

You may be wondering what this shirt has to do with a ‘Fashion Happy Conference’ and it simply is a purchase I made from a vendor (Lady Joan’s Boutique) at our most recent women’s conference here in Tucson. The fabric is a crushed poly, so it is easy care and great for packing. As the […]

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Polka Dot Tote

I saw this fabric in the upholstery section at my local mill end store and thought it would either be a bag of some sort. It is a stiff canvas-like fabric and I didn’t think it would wash well or soften up much so I thought it would be best as a tote. I did […]

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