Category Archives: Fabrics

Things to Make with Less than 1 Yard – McCalls 6963 Cowl Neck Top

Carrying on with my “things you can make with less than a yard”, here’s a great top. McCalls 6963 by Palmer/Pletsch Here’s another pattern for a top that uses just about a yard of fabric. According to the pattern envelope, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Ann T-Top

Can you stand one more? To quote Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming” and I was in the mood to sew another Ann T from StyleArc. This time I made the long-sleeved version in a You Say Zig… Sweatery Knit … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: StyleArc Brenda Blouse

Pattern Description: From StyleArc’s website: Brenda blouse is a great wardrobe builder, suitable for the office or for a casual look. Wear it with your jeans on the weekend. Features flattering V-neck line extending into a neat collar, front gathers … Continue reading

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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 GorgeousFabrics.com 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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