Category Archives: Fabrics

Quick Add-on to the 2958 Maxi: Pockets!

I have been wearing my Modified Kwik Sew 2948 maxi cardigan almost nonstop since I made it; I love it so much! There’s just one thing missing – pockets. I need my pockets. I use them all the time. The … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In honor of the holiday, Gorgeous Fabrics’ offices will be closed today, November 25, through Sunday, November 29. The website is up and you can shop to your heart’s content while the turkey cooks. We’ll resume normal operations and shipping … Continue reading

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Another Ann Tee and a PSA

I don’t have too many TNT patterns, but the Ann Tee from StyleArc is one of them. I really love the lines of this pattern. I like the open neckline that isn’t too low, the ruching at the front that … Continue reading

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2948 Maxi Sweater On the Hoof

Today I’m wearing my new maxi sweater and I’ve gotten 4 compliments on it from random folks when I ran some errands at lunch. How fun is that! This is a great pattern. Kwik Sew patterns tend to run a … Continue reading

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Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat – Kwik Sew 2948 Cardigan (modified)

After the debacle that was the no-Named pattern, I fell back and punted. Sewsy, bless her, suggested a couple of Kwik Sew Patterns, one of which, K2948, I had in my pattern stash and had even traced off in a … Continue reading

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Ann’s Fabric/Pattern Picks To Click, November Edition

People really seemed to like the fabric/pattern combination post and email I did a couple of weeks ago. I’m so glad! I’m going to make it a regular feature of the Gorgeous Fabrics emails. I’m not sure if I’ll post … Continue reading

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Getting Back On That Horse

This has nothing to do with sewing. Last weekend I walked onstage for the first time in more than 6 years and performed, and boy, did it feel great! It was a one-song-wonder, as part of a larger gala to … Continue reading

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Fabric/Pattern Combinations From Gorgeous Fabrics

I sent this out to Gorgeous Fabrics’ email list today, but I thought this might be of interest to my blog readers as well. One of the comments we get frequently here at Gorgeous Fabrics’ Galactic Headquarters is that you … Continue reading

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Amuse-bouche: StyleArc Marlo v.2

I wanted to something lighter for my post-Paco-Peralta-Cassock-Coat project, and I love the first version I made of the StyleArc Marlo, so I decided to make another. This time I decided to make it from Boldly Go Floral Silk/Rayon Matte Jersey, … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: BCN Unique Patterns Cassock Coat

ETA on October 19: Paco was gracious enough to send me a sizing chart for his patterns, which I have added at the bottom of this post. Thanks, Paco! a.k.a. “Paco Peralta’s Cassock Coat” I’ll preface this review with the disclosure … Continue reading

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