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November 27, 2017

A Sewing Project Recap of Simplicity Pattern 1318: Misses Kimono Jackets

November 15, 2017

The Story: This top looked like something I could make with some leeway around the fit. Since it wraps and ties, then I can adjust the size easily. I also really like wrap around tops, so I wanted to give this one a try. I also discovered a fashion designer based in Ghana who designed magnificent garments featured in the Vlisco Anniversary Fashion show – Stylista. Her designs are exquisite and beautif...

July 3, 2017

The Story: My good friend, Jennifer, gave me a Craftsy online sewing class for my birthday one year.  At that time, I had not really ventured into sewing garments, so I told her I’d have to work up to this.  I started the online class in January 2017 and I worked on it over several months.  Truth be told, I got discouraged and I sewed some easier projects in between.  Finally, after learning a bit mor...

April 2, 2017

Pattern: Simplicity Pattern 1281 Misses' Jackets in Two Lengths, Belted Cape & Capelet

Fabric:  Purple Silk Tweed from Fabrique on sale! I went to so many stores looking for the right fabric and I finally found this at the last place I visited. 

Notions:  Items on the instructions including black thread and Simplicity Faux Leather Trim.  I added a Mystery Maracuja tag. 

How did it look com...

December 31, 2016

The inspiration for this project was my friend Jennifer's birthday.  I figured I could just make a poncho based on my cream colored cape, but I went searching for a pattern instead. It took me a while to decide on one, but I ended up buying Butterick B5993 - Misses' Shawls and Cowl-Neck Tops.

Fabric:  African inspired cotton from Fabrictopia, Nicole Miller Silky Solid Crinkle Fabric-Black 100% Pol...

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