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One Day More…

That’s right – you have just over 24 Hours to shop at Gorgeous Fabrics! At 6:00 PM tomorrow night, I’ll close the shopping cart capability and that glass coach will turn into the proverbial pumpkin. No exceptions, so do your shopping before then or forever wish you had! Until then, there are still tons of […]

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Tick tock tick tock tick tock

Kittens, time is running out. You have 8 days left to indulge in Gorgeous Fabrics. At 6:00PM Eastern on November 6, 2017, your Fabric Godmother (that would be me) will flick her magic wand and you’ll have to find your Gorgeousness elsewhere, with none of my words of wisdom, Pantone pearls and pattern matching to […]

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So, You Think All Interfacing is the Same?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hey, I’ll just use whatever interfacing is on sale, or cheapest. It doesn’t matter, right?” Wrong. Here’s a graphic example. For a super-triple-secret project I’m working on, I needed to apply interfacing to the back of a pattern piece. My thought process was, “I need to apply it to […]

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All Good Things…

Well folks, to quote the late, great, lamented David Bowie: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange) Ch-ch-changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange) Ch-ch-changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time For the last eleven years, Gorgeous Fabrics […]

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Pattern Review: Butterick 6494 Dress

Pattern Description: Close-fitting top and dress have raglan sleeves and front and back princess seams. Semi-fitted vest has side slits. Fitted pull-on pants have elastic at waist. I made View C, the dress Sizing: 6-22. I made a 12, with an FBA that ended up grading out to a 14 at the hem Available as a […]

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Massachusetts College of Art Student Works at Saks Fifth Avenue

Yesterday I met Phyllis (of CoudreMode Blog, which alas, is no longer) in Boston. As you know, I was born, raised and learned to drive in Boston, but I haven’t spent much time there in the last several years. In fact, I joke that I know Manhattan better than I know my own town. I […]

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We Have a Winner in the Sequin Fabric Giveaway!

Good ol’ Google random number generator did it’s job and the answer is… So that means that the 57th comment, from Yasmine, is the winner! Yasmine, I’ve sent you an email. Congratulations, and thank you to everyone for playing. It was great fun to hear what everyone would make with the fabric. If you didn’t […]

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Blog Giveaway! 1 ¼ Yards of Sequined Mesh Fabric

Update! I just realized I said the drawing closes on Friday, September 21, but it actually closes on Friday, September 22 – sorry about any confusion. You have 24 more hours to enter, though, so that’s the good news! Happy Sunday, campers! Thanks so much for the kind words about my Disco Diva Bomber Jacket. […]

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Pattern Review: McCalls M7100 Bomber Jacket

Or… Every Once in a While You Have to Let Your Inner Disco Diva Out! Pattern Description: From McCalls’ website: “Semi-fitted, unlined jackets have collar, side-front seams, bands, side-front pockets, exposed front zipper contrast panels and sleeves with shoulder dart. A, B, C: Welt pockets. D: Kangaroo pocket.” Actually, the description is very slightly inaccurate. […]

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Notion Review: Coats & Clarks Eloflex Stretch Thread

Please note: Coats & Clark did not ask me to review this product, nor did they provide me with any product or any compensation. I bought it with my own money, and you are getting my highly unvarnished (one might say ‘blunt’) opinion. Lately it seems that lots of bloggers are flogging hyping talking about […]