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A Little Black T For Paris

The ONE garment I replace every season and for nearly every Paris trip is a black t-shirt. This is the background piece that works to tie other pieces together.

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The Hoodie: Hiding in Plain Sight

Worn by men, women and children, beloved by skateboarders, athletes, students, the uniform of tech geeks, the hoodie is a garment so universal it can almost render a person invisible....

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Holiday Twin Set

A Little Last Minute Holiday Sewing

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Playing it Forward: Checking In and Catching Up


Playing it forward... Over the past month I’ve been getting the website ready for the time I’ll be in Paris, which translates to a steady daily routine of photographing and posting ahead. While I'm out galavanting around Paris, new fabrics will post every day during the 3 weeks while I’m away. Our fabulous ArtBarn team is holding down the fabric home front to keep your orders coming and handle customer calls and service. Nearly 100 new fabrics are in the lineup!

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New Favorite: a little bit funky


The ONE item I know I will aways wear is a black cardigan, collect them in different weights for all seasons. This summer weight little black cardi is the result of my resolve to sew things I wear in everyday life (as opposed to too fancy-schmancy). After the last closet clearing frenzy, realized once again that I have far too many 'special' garments in the closet that are much too 'good' to wear for my daily working life at home. Three trends I saw in Paris that I wanted to incorporate in this piece are...

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Early Fall Marcy Pattern: A Top For All Seasons

Two new Marcy Tilton patterns are in the just released fall Vogue pattern collection. Vogue 9216 features a slim lined vest with tucked away darted pockets and a narrow ponte jean. The second design, Vogue 9207, features a top/t-shirt that combines knit and woven. A big plus is that the vest, pant and top all work and layer together. This blog highlights the top with another blog to follow on the vest and pant combination. I'm working on a version of the vest right now and want to share that with you as soon as it is done...

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Tongue in Chic T-Shirt

What to do with a dramatic 'different' print? Take a look a the tunic I made to take to Paris.....

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Marcy's Craftsy Artful T-Shirts

Last summer as I prepared for the Tilton Sisters new Craftsy Class, The Artful T-Shirt, I made a series of tunic/top/t-shirts for myself using Vogue 9057, the pattern we used as the basic for all our class projects. Detailed instructions for neck, sleeve, cuff and design ideas are contained in the online class itself. Here is a closer look at the garments.

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