Category Archives: Fabrics

Vogue 7488 on the Hoof

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Fabrics for Formalwear and Bridal at Gorgeous Fabrics

I sent this out to the members of Gorgeous Fabrics’ email list, but I also thought those who don’t receive the emails might like to see it. Pattern and fabric inspiration posts seem to be popular so here you go… … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Vogue 7488 Men’s Vest

Friday is DS the Younger’s senior prom. His date is wearing a red dress, and since I am a fabulous mom, I told him I would make him a vest to wear. Pattern Description: Lined vest has low armholes, shaped … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: McCalls 6839 Top

Pattern Description: Close-fitting, pullover tops and tunic have back neckline variations and stitched hems. A: Back pleated drape, cut on crosswise grain. B: Back yoke. C: Draped back. D: Shaped hemline (wrong side show) and narrow hem. C, D: Back … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Butterick 6243 Dress and Jacket

Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, unlined jacket has collar, side-front and side-back seams, and back button closing. Dress has fitted, lined bodice and midriff, semi-fitted skirt, and back zipper and vent. Sizing: 6-22. I made a 14. Available as a PDF? No … Continue reading

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Tips and Hints for Working with Sequins

One of the dresses I just completed is made with our Sequined Designer Mesh – Gunmetal. I don’t work too often with sequined fabrics; my lifestyle doesn’t call for them with any regularity.┬áBut I do love them so! The bling … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: McCalls 6074 Maxi Dress

When I went to save the pictures of this project, my computer reminded me that I had Already Made This Dress.┬áThe pattern is nowhere in my stash, so it probably got recycled at some point in the last 5+ years. … Continue reading

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1/2 Yard Increments are Now Available at Gorgeous Fabrics!!!

This. Is. HUGE!!! Yes, that’s right – you can now purchase Gorgeous Fabrics in half-yard increments! People have been asking for this, and believe it or not it was a thornier problem than we first anticipated. But my most excellent … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: StyleArc Alannah Tee Shirt

Pattern Description: (from StyleArc’s website) This is the T-shirt everyone is looking for, not too tight no [sic] too loose. A great basic to wear will [sic] all outfits. Sizing: 4-30. I made a 10 Available as a PDF? Yes, … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of My Burda World of Fashions

I just put 16 issues of Burda World of Fashion up for sale on the site. These are mostly from 2007 and 2008, which were (IMO, and I’m not the only one) the best years, with great designs and classic … Continue reading

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