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Sewing for Men

To me, sewing for women is so much more fun. We wear dresses! We wear prints and bright colours and a variety of shapes and silhouettes. We become completely different women with the change of an outfit! Then, there’s men. They wear pants and shirts. And jackets, if it’s cold. Generally (and feel free to […]

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Which Statement Coat do you prefer?

Haven’t had much time to sew this week, sadly! Between work and running around, my floral projects have been on hold until I get a free evening. So I’ve been daydreaming about the Statement Coat, one of the items on my Top 10 Sewing Projects for 2010 list. And even though it’s spring – and therefore summer-sandals-and-lightweight-coat season is […]

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Colette Patterns: so pretty!

I was delighted to find Colette Patterns during my search for patterns and fabric online. Everything about this site is appealing, from the fantastic vintage-yet-classic line of patterns, to the Gallery of finished creations shared by other people. And I think I found the perfect pattern for my red straight skirt – Beignet. The description […]

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Fabric Too Beautiful to Cut

Have you ever bought a piece of fabric that was just too beautiful to cut? I have. It’s the most luscious peachy-pink silk brocade, much lighter weight that you’d expect from a brocade, with glimmering gold thread woven in. A friend brought it back from India and now it’s not only beautiful but travelled halfway […]

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Top 10 Sewing Projects for 2010

Some people make New Year’s Resolutions. I’m going to make Sewing Resolutions instead! Here is my Top 10 list of the projects I want to make this year: 1. A Statement Coat, in a bright colour. One of those coats that you can throw on over any outfit and look instantly put-together (even over old […]

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