Category Archives: Clothing

Appliqued Leaves Jacket

No weddings this year – but there is a graduation!  In a colder climate! Which only means one thing! Time to make a jacket! I selected  McCalls 7201.   This Nancy Zieman Swing coat has no center back seam and a … Continue reading

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Traveling MOB Wardrobe…

How many dresses are too many to take to a wedding? If one is the Mother of the Bride, there is no limit. If one sews, the limit is only established by the time available for sewing.  Using Tried and … Continue reading

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Free People-esque for $6

Love the Free People look.  Boho and comfortable! Don’t really love the prices. I came across a long ecru slub-knit top for $6.  It fit like a bag and the V-neck reached a point below my ribcage. But, it was … Continue reading

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Statuesque Shirtdress

Statuesque women deserve clothing that fits and flatters. Have Sewing Machine, will sew to fit! The Statuesque Shift Dress served as a wearable muslin.  With one minor adjustment to waist length, a shirt dress was requested. After visiting a few … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Boho Top

Is it possible to be stylish in 110+ degrees? A question asked in Phoenix every summer, where I believe “melted” is a style. The stash included two yards of an opaque green silk that must hail from the 1980’s when … Continue reading

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Do you want me to make you a dress?

Statuesque. That is the word to describe the beautiful tall women in our family. Another term might be “difficult to fit.”  Current sizing, talls included, rarely flatter statuesque women over 6 feet tall. Have patterns, will sew to fit!!! Sewing … Continue reading

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Lace Layered Top from a 60’s Wedding Dress

I was gifted a 1960s lace wedding dress.  Unfortunately, I neglected to take a picture of the dress.  It was allover horizontally-oriented lace, had a gathered waist, high neck and short puffy sleeves, much like that in the picture to … Continue reading

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