Eek! I love it!

This lovely little dirndl style skirt is the second silhouette project skirt and I can’t emphasize enough how much I love it. It was super fast and easy to make, and even easier to wear. This fabric is a loose weave linen blend that is soft, drapey and perfect for spring/summer. It is also a…

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Wishing it was Spring Giveaway!

The past 3 days have been rainy, cloudy, and cold, reaffirming winter’s hold on Rio. My son has been going crazy and we worked hard to wear him out. During naptime, the cold weather inspired me to clean and organize my sewing stash and table, mostly so I could plan some new projects. I discovered…

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Misery Loves Company Dress

I hate my party dress and I haven’t even cut the fabric. Le sigh. What happened? I have paper fitted half a dozen patterns, and even went as far as stitching up one and half muslins, and come up with nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Remember this fabric? It has this beautiful border area that I…

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Silhouette Project-Ideas and Lists

Since my closet busting a few weeks ago, I’ve been doing my research. There are so many books, articles, and how-to’s that it blows the mind. So who do I trust? I have watched (and adore) Gok Wan from the UK’s How to Look Good Naked and really appreciate his lady line ups. To bad…

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Wool Jacket Update

I am so happy with this jacket! Except for the fact that winter is almost over… At least I will have a beautiful couture wool jacket to decorate my closet during our tropical summer.  Now remember that lumpy lapel? It is beautiful now! Thanks to some reader tips and Gertie’s video tutorial, I solved my…

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My Silhouette Toolkit

Before I go any further with my Silhouette Project, it is time to share some of my discoveries. I am a Bottom-heavy Hourglass. Hot damn! So much for reading up on all those “How To Be a Pear” articles! It means my bust isn’t quite busty enough for a true hourglass but my bottom half…

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The A-Line Skirt-My First Silhouette Project Piece

The A-line Skirt, a universal basic for every woman, is something I can’t remember ever making. When I was watching The Great British Sewing Bee, I realized this. I have always gravitated towards dresses and tops. Therefore it became the first style on my Silhouette Project List. I whipped one up in a lovely quilter’s…

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