The Wool Jacket is back!

Remember how my wool jacket had no lining in Brazil? Well, I finally chose one! I did some research because I didn’t want the slippery traditional lining when dealing with the L darts and whatnot. According to Vogue Sewing, cotton is also anti-static. I found this cute cream quilting cotton with a pretty pastel grey…

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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 first Lace AND my first Couture project is finished!

Remember way back in February the Muslin with the side zip that wouldn’t pose? The result is all finished! What a relief! I wanted to finish it up before our trip but I set it aside to clean the house since my Mother-in-Law was threatening to come back to Rio in our car. All I…

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I suddenly think I need to learn French

I want this skirt! This gorgeous skirt is from the pattern company Deer and Doe, based in France. They have other adorable patterns too. The shop and patterns have English so why do I need to learn French? Because their blog is in French and their Deer and Doe addicts blog is also in French.…

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The Couture Dress Update

Well I have ordered my fabric. I’ve been sewing for years and I have never sewn with wool (lived in the tropics so never saw the sense) or silk (a little pricey for me though with my fit being more successful in recent years I’ve splurged on some silk dupioni but never sewed it up)…

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Percolating Projects

I’m not patient. I admit it. I have already started watching the Susan Khalje’s videos and my creative juices have been flowing.  While waiting for the class pattern, I dove into my treasure trove, two large suitcases that hold the portion of my stash that I brought overseas. My first muslin is based on Burda…

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