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    The Tie Top: Mcalls 7630

    April 22, 2018

    Still adding pieces to my ever growing capsule wardrobe. This time it’s this super cute front tie top using McCall’s pattern 7630.

    It’s line drawing doesn’t excite much, but when you look closer you see a pattern with good bones. Something that’s basic, but generates lots of ideas. Since most of this wardrobe is career/work wear focused, I needed to dress it up.

    I used this silky smooth rayon voile from my stash that I either purchased from G Street Fabrics or Mood Fabrics. I dunno which…side-effect from being a stash-aholic. The fabric is semi-sheer, so for the front and back bodice I doubled the layer, i.e. self-lining. For the sleeves and ties, I wanted them sheer, so they are sewn in a single layer. The ties are actually a long panel sewn at the side seam and bodice front. Continue Reading

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    The Wrap Dress: Butterick 6054

    Another addition to the capsule wardrobe. This Butterick wrap dress #6054 is a Maggy London design, who is always good for something classic. I wanted a  more relaxed knit dress, so I opted to…

    April 7, 2018
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    Spring Fabric Haul: G Street Fabrics

    It’s been a minute since I’ve done some serious fabric shopping…which is a good thing. My fabric stash is pretty hefty, as in I have no justifiable reason to add more. But when ever…

    April 1, 2018
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    Cropped Pants: BurdaStyle August 2018

    So now that I settled on the concept of sewing a capsule wardrobe, I just plunged right in. I really need to plan and sketch my pieces to make sure I’m putting together something…

    March 29, 2018
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    Cute and Cropped Top: McCall’s 7542

    I think I’ve inadvertently stumbled into making a capsule wardrobe. The concept isn’t new, but in principal it’s logical and practical. My version is just to make as many pieces as I can that…

    March 22, 2018
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    Toaster Sweater from Sew House 7

    So now that the sewing palace is complete, the first project after all that DIY remodeling was something quick and easy. Something easy to clean up because I wanna keep it showroom pretty for…

    February 19, 2018
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    My sewing room…finally!

    So about 13 months later…my sewing palace is finally done! Yes, that’s an exceptionally long time for a DIY remodel, but between life, a new job, school, I just plain dragged my heels. To…

    February 11, 2018
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    Simple dress, simple style. M7543

    Nothing like a simple dress to get back in the swing of things. New job, so I need a new wardrobe. After years working at a small marketing firm with a very casual dress…

    August 1, 2017
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    Easy Shorts – New Look 6271

    I’m feeling harasses by the fall fashions. I haven’t finished with summer yet and they’re hitting me with sweaters and boots. As an act of protest I made a pair of shorts. Dang it…

    August 12, 2015
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    The Sequined Skirt

    Black tie galas…my chance to look pretty and get a new dress. I usually buy a dress that is worn once or twice and then gets stored in my closet. I may look at…

    April 28, 2015