Category Archives: Fabrics

Pattern Review: McCalls 6930 Shorts

Also known as Ann’s Epic Fail, but soon to be a save, dammit. Let me take you through the steps first, then we’ll get to the subtitle… Pattern Description: from McCalls website: MISSES’ SHORTS AND PANTS: Fitted shorts or tapered … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: BWoF 6-2009 120 Shorts

Wherein fabric gets switched, mistakes get made, saves are performed and ultimately all ends well… A funny thing happened on my way to the sewing machine. Fabric alchemy of sorts – linen changed to piqué! Seriously, I went downstairs to … Continue reading

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On the Cutting Table – BWOF 06-2009 Shorts

I discovered that, other than athletic shorts, I’m woefully short (pun intended) on summer shorts that are suitable to wear about town. I guess that gives me a project for the weekend. I thought about making another set of StyleArc’s … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Simplicity 1653 Amazing Fit Dress

Pattern Description: From the website: Misses’ & Plus Size Amazing Fit knit dress in knee or calf length, surplice front with ties & 3/4, cap or flutter sleeves. Individual patterns for slim, average & curvy fit & B,C,D cup sizes … Continue reading

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StyleArc Jacinta Maxi Dress, Take Two

I love the Jacinta pattern so well that I decided to make another version. This time I made the sleeveless view. You can see the pattern review for the sleeved version In This Blog Post. So what follows is a … Continue reading

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A Tour of the New Gorgeous Fabrics

Howdy, campers! As most of you know, the website was revamped and updated in March of this year. We’ve been tweaking it since then, and we’ll continue to make slight changes over time, but it’s pretty much settled in … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: StyleArc Ursula Ponte Skirt

Pattern Description: From StyleArc’s website, “Up to the minute styling gives you a fashionable skirt which is a wardrobe staple for this season. Make it all in one fabric or contrast the side panels as seen in all the latest … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: StyleArc’s Jacinta Maxi

Subtitle: I just LOVE long weekends! Phyllis came up yesterday and we worked on various projects. I underlined the Puppy Dress, but I also decided to make a little amuse bouche, and here you go… Pattern Description: From the StyleArc … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: McCalls 6700 Fashion Star Dress

Pattern Description: From McCalls’ website – “Pullover dress has fitted, mock wrap bodice, shoulder ties, elasticized shoulders and raised (seamed) waist, fitted, narrow hem, thread carriers and self belt.” Sizing: 8 to 24. I made a 12. Fabric Used: A … Continue reading

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Some Sewing, Scary Fabric, and a Giveaway!

It feels like forever since I’ve done much blogging, or sewing for that matter. As you might imagine, launching the new Gorgeous Fabrics Website has been all-consuming. And thanks to everyone for your kind words and compliments – I just … Continue reading

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