PANTONE Fashion Color Report Fall 2015

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Fall 2015

This year's PANTONE Fashion Color Report came out this past February. I have been thinking about it for a while. Let's check it out. At first, I really didn't care for any of these colors. I am generally attracted to bright, intense jewel-like colors, so these colors...

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Dreaming Of Sobretto Tops

Dreaming Of Sobretto Tops

After giving is a try, I found that I really like Colette's Sobretto Tank. You can read my review here and here.  The Sobretto is a free pdf pattern that you can download here. It is really great blouse to wear under a suit jacket (with a few modifications) and would...

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YouTube Sleeve and Skirt Vent Tutorials

YouTube Sleeve and Skirt Vent Tutorials

These days, there are many excellent video tutorials on YouTube. Many are of high quality and very professional. I find them particularly helpful, because it is possible to re-wind the video and watch particular portions repeatedly. For example, when I wanted to learn...

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Embellished Invisible Zipper

Embellished Invisible Zipper

While I haven't had much time to work on my Vogue 9850 skirt, this afternoon, I was lucky enough to sew in and embellish the invisible zipper. I prefer to sew my invisible zippers in by hand, if the fashion fabric isn't too heavy. If you would like to learn how to...

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Vogue 9850 Skirt Part 1

Vogue 9850 Skirt Part 1

This is my next project, a Vogue 9850 skirt in Jacquard denim with a poly charmeuse lining. This pattern is no longer in print, but I have seen it on some vintage pattern sites.  I have had this pattern in my filing cabinet since the '80s and always wanted to make it....

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