Category Archives: Fabrics

Pattern Review: StyleArc Alisha Dress

Edited on 11-26-14 to add pictures of the lace layout After several weeks and a whole lotta muslins, it’s done! This is going to be my Christmas Party Dress. So settle in; this one is long and picture-heavy. Pattern Description: … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: McCalls 6796

This is a bit of a palate cleanser after Wrapapalooza and before I start on my holiday dress. I wanted to make an easy top, one without a high neckline. Lately I have found that high necks bother me. I’m … Continue reading

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Might As Well Stay In and Sew

That radar image doesn’t show the veritable gale that is blowing outside the windows right now. Here in Boston we had a beautiful weekend, with the fall foliage just past peak but still quite lovely. Something tells me that with … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: StyleArc Kate Dress

Wrapapalooza continues! This week’s wrap dress is one of the first StyleArc patterns I ever bought, the Kate Dress. Pattern Description: (From StyleArc’s website) Fabulous versatile wrap dress – easy to wear, great for any occasion. Try it Royal Blue … Continue reading

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Patternreview: StyleArc Tia Wrap Dress

I’m friends with Gigi (who’s given up blogging, but is still sewing up a storm), and she’s made several versions of this dress. I love hers so much that it inspired me to make one of my own for Wrapapalooza. … Continue reading

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I Wish…

(Originally titled “Setting Up Wishlists in Gorgeous Fabrics”, suddenly I had the opening song from ‘Into the Woods’ in my head, so I changed the name) I received an email from one of my favorite customers asking if we could … Continue reading

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Wrapapalooza Week 1 Progress

Hi everybody! This week has been a little bit crazy. Getting kids back to school, seeing DS the oldest perform in the first football game of the season, seeing DS the younger lead the band as drum major, and in … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: StyleArc Tamara Top

In a continuation of One-Yard Winners, I made a StyleArc Tamara Top yesterday. Pattern Description: “TAMARA KNIT TOP: “T” Top with interesting design lines allowing you to create your own look – colour block or use a lace or a … Continue reading

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Things to Make with Less than One Yard – Ursula Ponte Skirt in Black and White

Continuing my series on projects and patterns that use up one yard (or less) of fabric, today I give you another StyleArc Ursula Skirt. I’ve already made this once, and you can see My Original Pattern Review Here. I used … Continue reading

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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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