Monthly Archives: November 2014

Saved the Best (hardest) for Last?

Is it my imagination or just plain weariness after completing 48 bridal gowns and 41 bridesmaids this season that the last one is more challenging? First, the bride lives 111 miles from me through a dense National Forest with mountains … Continue reading

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SEW BAD Saturday #4

Meet Stephanie, while her fascinating blog contains travel photos, artwork and sewing, she felt compelled to share her latest creation with us. I will just include everything she said to me: Hi Mrs. Mole, I have an entry for your … Continue reading

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Nancy Returns

Yes, it is the final fitting of the jacket muslin Butterick 6106 after all the paper work and pinning and folding and taping and measuring ….TA DA! You will see a few additions like 1/2 inch armscye darts to compensate … Continue reading

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Another NYC wedding

For some reason I seem to get loads of West coast bridesmaids and guests heading to East coast weddings this time of year. Last week we had the little bridesmaid with a too tight top and this week, the reverse. … Continue reading

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Short Trip, Long Trip

Yesterday, a mother brought in a tiny size 4 bridesmaid dress for her 13 year old daughter to wear in a family wedding back East. They had ordered the dress from David’s Bridal in NYC and had it sent to … Continue reading

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Mistake Made, Mistake Fixed

Grandmas like to sew for the family. Mostly, the grandmas I know quilt up a storm and produce way more quilts than there are members in the family but some do make clothes in their spare time. Every so often … Continue reading

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