Category Archives: Fabrics

Pattern Review: StyleArc Erin Culottes

Pattern Description: From StyleArc’s website: The culottes are back!! The pant that appears to be a skirt is the hot new trend, we just love it! The angled front pleats become part of the pockets creating an interesting and flattering … Continue reading

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Another Karen Short

Wow – I honestly didn’t expect as much discourse as my Last Post generated. But the discussion is really interesting so please keep it up! And a warm welcome to those who are new to this blog. Lots of new … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Christine Jonson Travel Trio 1 Jacket

Wow! I didn’t think my last post would generate as much commentary as it did, but that’s great! It seems like blogging, as is the case with every technology, is evolving. We’ll see what the future holds. Feel free to … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: StyleArc Karen Walk Shorts

Boy, it’s been a while! I hope you’re all having a great summer. I haven’t been sewing too much for the last several weeks, but I’ve been incredibly busy. I finally was able to get back into the sewing room … Continue reading

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StyleArc Jacinta Maxi Dress Take 3 – Silk Jersey Version

Can you say “louche”? That’s what this dress becomes when you make it from silk jersey. Ooooooooooo, mmmmmmm… I’ve already reviewed This Pattern Twice, so I won’t do it again. This went together very quickly, and this silk jersey (long since … Continue reading

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Introducing Gorgeous Points Loyalty Program at Gorgeous Fabrics!

A note before I get started – I’m writing an article for a magazine right now, so my sewing output is limited. I’ll get back to it soon and I’ll post like a fiend when I do. In the meantime, here’s … Continue reading

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A Special Coupon for a Very Special Reason

I don’t post about business too often here – well, directly anyway – and I almost never talk about personal issues in my business emails and communications, but today I am happy to make an exception. Many of you know … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Sewaholic Thurlow

Pattern Description: From Sewaholic’s website – Finally, a modern trouser pattern designed for curvy hips, fuller thighs and a narrow waist! The Thurlow Trousers sit below the waistline, with a slightly flared leg. Pockets in front are subtle slash pockets … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: New Look 6838

I’ve been hankering to make a Breton-style top for summer. I love Jean Paul Gaultier’s tops, but I can’t afford one unless I hit the lottery, so I did a search on the web for a pattern. I was almost … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – Simplicity 1586, aka The Wedding Gown Refactor

30 years ago, a journey began. Since that beautiful June day, lots has happened – two sons, two careers, ups, downs, and everything in between that makes up a more or less normal life. After the wedding, I had my … Continue reading

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