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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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Spring Door Wreath

March was a week a way – and the front door was still adorned with the Christmas Wreath! It’s not that I don’t love the Christmas Wreath!  I do! Baubles (and golf balls) have been added and removed over the … Continue reading

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Angora Linen Stitch Scarf

The Stash contained some vintage black angora.  It had been given to my when the original owner passed away.  She had started to knit the angora into mittens. The angora inspired me to try some of the Patons angora blends. … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Tunic

The Stash contained a beautiful basketweave textured natural colored silk.  Perfect for a long tunic to wear over capri-leggings as the weather warms up. The tunic envisioned had a curved hem, a placket, a back yoke, and a not-overly-oversized width. … Continue reading

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