Simplicity 1280: Crossover Top Times Two

I will admit. When it comes to sewing a top, I am a bit of a speed demon. I’m happiest when I’m sewing fast, and I will not stop until I’m done. Yes, I can leave a coat, jacket or dress on the sewing table to be completed another day, but a top? No way! […]

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Vogue 9056: One pattern, Two ways

I’m always amazed at how different fabrics can dramatically change how a pattern looks! That was the certainly the case when I recently sewed two versions of Vogue 9056 , one of my tried and trues (here). Yes, I am the queen of peplums as one of my fellow singers has dubbed me, but I can’t resist […]

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Florals, Cut-Out Shoulders and Pants

This summer, I’m going to be vacationing in Europe during the hottest days of July. Of course, this means a bit of wardrobe planning, a task I take on willingly! A quick review of my closet revealed the truth. I have very few summery tops, and I could use a few light weight skirts and […]

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Sew Boho: Bell Sleeves and a Cardi-Vest

I’m calling this look ‘boho’, even though some might call it ‘romantic.’ The top has bell sleeves, my favorite look this Spring. I love them because they signal warm weather and outdoor concerts and summer food festivals, you know? Here are a couple of ready-to-wear examples for inspiration; a top by Elizabeth and James, and […]

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A Tale of Two Morris Blazers

A person can never have enough throw-on blazers, am I right? If you’re wearing a springy top or a dress and a bit of wind happens your way, it’s so handy to have a little blazer or cardigan to pop over it. The Morris Blazer by Grainline Studios is just one of those little toppers […]

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