Meet Emily, from Itch to Stitch

As I’ve been delving through the depths of the internet searching for work wardrobe inspiration, I came across this lovely photo from jesssewfabulous.wordpress.com: Another lovely blouse and skirt combo for work was my first thought. But wait…what is this?? They’re shorts?!?! Mind blown! Professional culottes! I immediately bought the Emily pattern at the Itch to…

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Butterick posted the fall collection…and some are great!

I have been a bit disappointed with the big-4 of late, with boring, weird, and a hidden gem…sometimes. Today, that feeling was destroyed with Butterick’s Fall Line-up! Lisette’s gorgeous unlined coat is on the top of my after-I-sew-work-clothes-list! How comfy! Not one, but THREE variations on modern power suits with feminine details! Just in time…

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The Bow Blouse of Happiness!

I am so happy with this blouse! So the big question: is this appropriate for work?

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The first work blouse is cut!

The first style I am going to use for my Teacher Wardrobe/Mix & Match Uniform is a version of the bow blouse. Here’s the inspirational style found on lolobu.com through Pinterest: Pattern match: My fabric: I am a little concerned that each one is styled with jeans, but I’m going with my gut on this…

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Learning to overlock in Brazil

I am excited to share that my husband’s cousin has married a lovely Brazilian lady who happens to like sewing as much as I do! Lidiane took a sewing course that ran 20 hours a week for one year. Can you imagine! Heaven! She spent many hours learning to draft and sew RTW/manufacturing style. After…

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Planning a “work uniform” for the Fall Semester…

As part of my ready to wear fast with Goodbye Valentino, I joined Colette Patterns’ Wardrobe Architect Challenge. As for the challenge steps in the blog, I must confess, I almost immediately didn’t do my homework. I swear, teachers make the worst students! photo courtesy of allij28.polyvore.com Here’s what I did: January really blended with…

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Travel Top #3

Isn’t this a great one yard wonder? It is simple, quick, and comfy! I love the neckline shape and the gathering at the CF. I just needed an FBA for this Simplicity 2766 top, and I used the Threads FBA for knits again. I’m so glad I learned that trick for knits. I was just…

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Travel Top #2

I am in love with this princess tee pattern from Vogue! I used Custom Fit V8831 pattern with C cup front. It fit straight from the envelop except for a short back adjustment. I cut 18 for the shoulders and 20 for the waist. Princess seams are a bit fussy for a tee, but the…

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