sewing patterns

  • Claire Shaeffer Couture Jacket- Part 1,Toile

    I’ve just started on my Claire Shaeffer Custom Couture Collection Jacket from Vogue Patterns, V8621.  This is my first challenge to myself for the New Year!  The pattern gives wonderful couture hand sewn instructions and the jacket itself features: Keyhole Neckline Waist Seam Bound Buttonholes Welt Pockets Raglan kimono sleeve According to the instructions I…

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  • 3 Patterns, 3 Months!

    This morning was our Sunday ritual of yummy breakfast (homemade waffles & smoothies) followed by a visit to my husband’s folks.  I think we’re one of the rare lucky couples who love each other’s parents and really all get along. Our parents live only a few minutes from each other and get along fabulously too!…

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  • Organizing and Planning my Wardrobe

    Today was a cleaning/organizing day (+ a ton of laundry and toy cleanup) that I needed to catch up on since I’ve been relaxing for vacation!   I weeded through my closet, set aside a bag for donations, a bag for mending, and a bag for pieces that have nice fabric that I can reuse…

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