Italia

Italia

I had the opportunity to go to Italy in the middle of January. It's taken me this long to process the trip. It was a whirlwind. And I felt a little guilty because we had just returned from our family vacation to Disney World a few weeks before but when someone offers...

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Disney 2019 7 Outfits for 7 Days

Disney 2019 7 Outfits for 7 Days

It was a fabulous trip. Like I said in my post from last week, In June I decided to make an outfit for each day we were going to be in the parks. My plans changed and morphed over time depending on what fabrics I found and how I decide to change how I was going to use...

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Disney 2019 Trip in Review

Disney 2019 Trip in Review

We went to Disney World in December. It was for Maggie's high school graduation but we had to put it off because we couldn't go in May or June due to other plans. Nobody likes going to Orlando in July or August if they can avoid it and since I'm a giant baby about...

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Most Basic Draping

Most Basic Draping

At the Sewing Expo in Novi in November one of the best classes I took was with Joe Vecchiarelli who has been working in the fashion industry for over 40 years and is the costumer for Dancing with the Stars. The class was about draping and pattern making. Of course it...

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Original Sewing Expo

Original Sewing Expo

Let me just tell you about this! Earlier in the year I got an email or saw an ad or something that told me that the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo would be close to my house. I am pretty sure it's been coming to Novi Michigan for a long time but I wasn't paying much...

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New Neckline

New Neckline

Now that I have 2 bodices that fit me well thanks to the class I took with Gretchen Hirsch I was thinking that those two bodices can be the basis for lots of future dresses. I've never been a pattern maker and so this felt like a good step on my journey. So I started...

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Class with Gretchen Hirsch Pt 2

Class with Gretchen Hirsch Pt 2

Last week I gave just an overview of my three days with Gertie in Beacon, NY. Today I want to show you what we did to each of the muslin bodices I brought to class and how we changed the patterns to match the changes that were needed. I started with the princess seam...

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Class with Gretchen Hirsch

Class with Gretchen Hirsch

Last November - if I remember correctly - I came across an Instagram post announcing the classes Gretchen Hirsch aka Gertie would be teaching in 2019. At that time I was just beginning to dip my toes into sewing seriously again. I had a goal to get better at fitting...

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Who Loves a Party?

Who Loves a Party?

Remember Tupperware Parties? How about Longaberger Basket Parties? Or Pampered Chef? Actually Longaberger and Pampered Chef might still be a thing. I'm not sure. But I had a great idea! What about a skirt party with me? Picture this! I show up to your house or venue...

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