Did you ever have a piece of fabric you loved so much that you just couldn’t use it in a project?  I have a piece of fabric like that from my grandmother’s stash.  It’s the very last piece of the fabric, just a little larger than a mini charm. So what do you do with…

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Over the last week, I’ve been working some more on my Bombshell Dress top.  I started with the first muslin that I made, which fit perfectly, except for the length.  Since I wanted it to be a top and not part of a dress, I needed to add a full 4 inches to the length.…

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I am currently taking my first ever Craftsy class, and I’m pretty excited about it.  For those of you who don’t know what Craftsy is, it is an online community where you can take video classes to learn new techniques, and create projects. I debated about taking the Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress class for…

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The 3rd project in the Colette Patterns Sewing Handbook is called the Truffle Dress. It’s a lovely little sleeveless dress with a simple scoop neck and a decorative ruffle panel on the skirt. In hopes of getting a finished project that was a little less stiff, I decided to get away from poplin (or quilting…

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I’ve been working my way through The Colette Sewing Handbook.  In the first three chapters I learned several basic sewing techniques, how to determine what styles and patterns are right for me and how to read a pattern.  I’ve made my own style sketch template (or croquis) and finished my first sewing project – the…

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