New Floral Spring Dress

New Floral Spring Dress

New Dress T'was time to make a new dress. Fashion and Flora, a spring event sponsored by Rightfully's Sewn (my favorite non-profit) was planned at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's premier botanical garden. Michael and I have been on and off members of Powell Gardens since 1991, so this was something we both were looking forward [...]

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The Statement Sleeve

The Statement Sleeve

I never really paid attention to the statement sleeve trend; pretty much thought I would let that one come and go. Well, that was until I ran into Jo-Anne’s fabric store to pick up a zipper. Of course, the zippers are right by the pattern section and, of course the Vogue patterns were on sale [...]

Spring Has Finally Sprung and Its Time For Some Straw

Spring Has Finally Sprung and Its Time For Some Straw

Spring and Summer are finally here! They seem to have come upon us together in the Heartland, because it seems to me that the last two months have been pretty chilly.  With that said, happy June and hello to this month's Hat Attack. This is my sixth month of doing Hat Attack and that is [...]

My Seamstress Heritage

My Seamstress Heritage

My Mother was a knowledgeable, technique driven sewing  teacher when it came to her oldest daughter.  She held every project up to the highest expectations. Many a seam would be ripped out if it didn’t meet approval. I was that daughter.  She always wanted my garments to be the best I could sew and always [...]