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Dee Coyle Anderson Tocci
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Sew Committed: Sewing Goals for 2017!
2016 was a slow year on the blog.  I had some great sewing projects during the year, but it didn't feel like enough sewing time.  I'm looking forward to sewing more in 2017.  Here are my sewing goals for the year. 1.  Focus on upcycling.  I continue to be e...

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Corticelli Silk Thread
I became interested in Corticelli silk thread when I acquired a box of it in an old sewing basket. If you haven’t noticed by now, I am a scavenger for everything sewing when I go to garage sales, estate sales and other purveyors of old things.  Despite the ...

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I would love to spend more time sewing.  I have so many plans rattling around in my head for projects, and have collected so many patterns I want to use.  I had a few spare hours the other day, so I put them to good use in the sewing studio. Another of my l...

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An Oldie but Goodie - Burda 8630
I was feeling rather guilty about my lack of sewing.  So I got out a pattern I'd done before.  I had some black linen laying about and I thought it would look nice as a jacket.  I used Burda 8630, which is at least 14 or 15 years old.  The first time I made...

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Lisette Dress BP277
Finished the Lisette dress,  BP277.   The pic shows how easily the fabric crumples, and it also shows as quite a bit shinier than it actually looks "in real life".  It's very comfortable to wear and is a perfect work dress,  Now I just need to get some time...

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Now Appearing in my Sewing Room
I have not been sewing much lately.  I've been arriving home from work too tired to do anything precise.  My commute is about 50 minutes each way most days (I work from a local office 1 day a week) so whatever vim and vigor I have left at the end of the day...

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The Downton Gala presented by WMHT
What a wonderful time we had at the Downton Gala, held by WMHT at the beautifully appointed Desmond Hotel in Albany.  The evening began with champagne and picture
opportunities along with an impressive silent auction. Here is my dress – an actual photo of m...

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Gala Next Week
The Downton Gala is next weekend!  The dresses are pretty much complete.  Using the illustration I posted, along with the basic One-Hour Dress directions courtesy of our good historical friend, Mary Brooks Picken, here are some pictures of my dress along th...

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More Downton Designing
Another new
year for the blog!  I sometimes find it
hard to believe I’ve been at this for so long. 
I love producing this blog, even if it is only a sporadic thing due to
my many other commitments.  Thanks for
stopping in when you get a chance to see what I...

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Downton Dress V and One Hour Dress
Getting very near to completion on the Downton Dress.  Progress has been somewhat impeded by my new (but terrific) job.  Here are some pictures of the embellishments so far.  I don't want to add anything else until my friend tries it on and we get those bea...
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