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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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Holiday Twin Set

A Little Last Minute Holiday Sewing

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Gwen Spencer's 2 Dresses

I want to sew more like Nancy Murakami and Gwen Spencer. Their projects never cease to inspire me, each with a distinct sewing style. You may know them from our booth at the Puyallup Sewing Expo. Summer is still percolating along and I must share these inspiring summer dresses from this talented duo....

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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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The Paris Plan

Sewing for spring, for Paris and for the sheer heck of it! Using a pale gray palate, shown above are a some of the pieces and fabrics being auditioned for my upcoming month in Paris.....

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Two New Summer Marcy Patterns

New Vogue Summer patterns are due out on the Vogue Patterns Website any day. Here is a preview peek at two new Marcy Vogue patterns for summer.

Pattern #1: Two cardi-shrugs to make in knits or knits + woven

Pattern #2: Drop pocket pant and tunic to make in drapey wovens or knits.

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