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Teal Linen Top with Smocking

A yard of teal linen blend was crying out to be included in the Summer Top Series. It was selected to create a “wearable muslin” – which is a trial attempt at new pattern.  Fitting and improving design are integral … Continue reading

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Silk Twill Tank Top with Subtle Smocking

The flowy silk used for the Shadow Embellished Silk Top was not the first fabric I cut out for the top.  Initially I had selected a crisper silk twill in a paler lavender. Not wanting to return the cut fabric … Continue reading

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Shadow Embellished SIlk Top

Lilac sheer silk from The Fabric Stash. A few beads.  A few pieces of lace.  A few fun hours spent sewing…. The Result: A Shadow Embellished Top. The Shadow Embellishment is a short piece of lace sewn between the double … Continue reading

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Search for the Perfect Knit Top – Attempt 2

Have huge ugly T-shirt – can remake! Alabama Chanin designs caught my eye recently.  The neon pink 3XL T-shirt had more than enough fabric for her princess seamed tank top. Princess seaming is one of the rules guidelines for the … Continue reading

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Search for the Perfect Knit Top: Attempt 1.

T-shirts are, well, not complimentary. They are boxy and have a neckline that may have worked for Dennis The Menace, but has never been included in a list of “fashion musts” or “this spring’s runway styles.” But knit fabrics do … Continue reading

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SLS Summer Top Series 4

Does anyone else feel they should set a phone reminder so as not to forget to purchase Vogue patterns when they are on sale? Missed one sale – and found another.   Which allowed my to purchase Marcy Tilton’s vest/jacket pattern … Continue reading

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SLS Summer Top Series 3

Different Fabric and Different Pattern. This top began as Vogue 8810. The V-neck front bands were what I was looking for.  Unfortunately, that pattern was a bodice and had gathered shoulders.  So, the length and shoulders were gleaned from Vogue … Continue reading

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SLS Summer Top Series 2

Different Linen, Same Pattern. This one is definitely summer. The print is larger than I am typically comfortable with, but it was too pretty to linger in The Stash any longer. Butterick 5891 by Katherine Tilton with the same modifications. … Continue reading

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SLS Summer Top Series

The SLS (Sizeable Linen Stash) was calling to me.  It contains beautiful fabrics that would make wonderful summer linen tops. Oddly, my first selection was not one of the beautiful prints – it was a heavy weight natural colored linen. … Continue reading

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Alabama Chanin Inspired Stash Couture Skirt

Handstitching, stenciling, reverse applique – all fun embellishment techniques currently being showcased on organic cotton knits by Alabama Chanin. Had to try it! With some Stash Couture modifications, of course! The Stash contained a short piece of stretch linen in … Continue reading

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