A blue tee with pops of white for Spring

I always feel as though Spring begins the first day after Easter because that’s when my sewing mood begins to shift. I put away the wools and sweater knits as I dream of sunshine and linen and silk. But it’s been so cold and rainy here, it feels as though the sun has deserted us. […]

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Sew the look: A denim shirtdress

It’s Spring, the perfect time for shirt dresses. There’s nothing easier to wear when the weather’s warm than a simple dress, and if it’s made from denim…well, that’s even better!! Here are some of the shirt dresses that inspired me this Spring. First up…Burberry’s version. Perfect in dark denim, with princess seams and topstitching. Made well’s […]

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Butterick 5927: Dress up denim with a Topper

I wear a lot of denim. Ha, there’s no denying this fact as it’s well documented in my blog photos! (In fact, one might wonder why I haven’t yet made a pair of jeans…?!) Even though I’m into denim, sometimes I like to dress my look up a bit so that I feel a bit […]

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Vogue 9166: A sleek and sporty basic

When I saw the new Vogue patterns for Spring, I could hardly believe my luck. Those lovely designers read my mind!!  I’ve been looking for a dress pattern with two-piece sleeves since the sporty trend began last Spring. Even though no one has ever described me as athletic, I sure like to look like I […]

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