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Kathleen Noltensmeyer
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Lace Christmas Dress
Stylish Fabrics Olive Rebecca Stretch Lace Fabric: Olive Rebecca Stretch Lace and Olive Rayon Jersey (Lining) from Stylish Fabrics Pattern: Self drafted the dress.  Stole the sleeve from Pattern Review's Winter Street Dress pattern. Construction: This was a...

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Sew Over It Heather Dress
Sew Over It Heather Dress Pattern: I snagged a couple "Sew Over It" patterns on their Black Friday sale.   This one is the Heather Dress.  Used the 3/4 sleeve variation. Fabric: Plum rayon/nylon/elastic ponte knit from High Fashion Fabrics I used both sides...

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Statement Jacket, Vogue 1262
Vogue 1262 Fabric: Rayon novelty knit from Globe Tex in Montreal.  This was one of my fun finds this summer.  I hated to chop the pattern into small pieces so the choice of this pattern made lots of sense.  I think I paid $4.50/meter for the fabric. Pattern...

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Bohemian Top with McCall's M71258 & Stylish Fabric
McCall's M7128 & Stylish Fabric I ordered this COOL lace about a month ago from Stylish Fabrics and was determined to use the one yard I had to make something that highlighted the lace.  I think I did it. Fabric: Cotton jersey from Stylish Fabrics Matching ...

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Still summer in Texas with a Delphi Layered Maxi Dress
Delphi Maxi dress by Named with Girl Charlee fabric Pattern: Delphi Layered Maxi Dress by Named Shrug from the book Just for You Fabric: Ikat print jersey knit from Girl Charlee  Coral is a bamboo rayon knit jersey Construction: This is a great pattern, so ...

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I'm back from a whirlwind summer with my own pattern for a tunic
My RTW copy of a new favorite tunic. Wow!  The weeks have been flying by!  I had no intention of breaking up my regular posting, but my summer was full!  Full of new fun and adventures.   Pattern: Self drafted from a tunic I bought and loved to wear.   I la...

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Summer's Hot, but Cotton Sateen is not
It is steamy hot in South Texas.  My hair dropped its curl within feet of the back door.  My son snapped a few photos and said they had better work because it is TOO hot out.  Glad they almost turned out perfect. Pattern:  Simplicity 2248 This pattern, fabr...

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I'm Back and Ready to Share B6164
Wow!   I didn't mean to take a month off from my blog, but graduating a high school senior and all the festivities involved with it took over my life.   I am happy to say that our house has returned to its normal busy state. Even though I made this dress in...

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Girl Charlee Knit Love
Simplicity 8052 with Henna print by Girl Charlee The side benefit from teaching teens to sew, is ordering "in style" fabrics.  My teens go crazy over just about anything I order from Girl Charlee.  So when this henna print came in for a project, I just had ...

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Easy to Sew, Easy to Fit, Simplicity 1622
 The statement, "Easy to Sew, Easy to Fit," should not be said in the same sentence.  When a pattern has three pieces to it that happen to be almost square boxes, I have BIG doubts on the fit.  But I had this cute rayon fabric and trim that didn't need to g...
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