Category Archives: Fabrics

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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Wonderful Wardrobe Wednesday at Gorgeous Fabrics!

And now for some Gorgeous Fabrics business-related news… Last week we tried an experiment that succeeded rather fabulously, so we’re doing it again! I call the concept Wonderful Wardrobe Wednesday. It’s a grouping of fabrics that I’ve picked out that … Continue reading

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What to Do with Scraps? Recycle Them!

I often get questions about what to do with scraps left over from sewing projects. And as the owner of a fabric store, I frequently am left with headers and other bolt ends that are too small to use or sell. … Continue reading

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Can You Stand Another Wrap Dress?

Tough, you’re getting one. 😉 As you may know, this weekend is both Easter and Passover. For the first time in a very, very long time we have no big plans. I’m not singing (yay, retirement from singing!), we don’t … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: StyleArc Sammi Pant

Pattern Description: From StyleArc’s website, “PANT:This is basic pant woven pant (sic) which sits just below the waist line, featuring a buttoned waistband which is contoured and a fly front. A slight boot leg makes this pant very flattering. Sizing: … Continue reading

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