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Lone Star Couture
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Wardrobe Basic: The Glam Spring Trench
  While
most parts of the country are still enjoying some chilly spring weather, here
in Houston it’s warming up so my outing to the Art with Heart Gala last night
may have been my last opportunity this season to wear the fabulous spring coat I made.
This g...

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Cheers to Wardrobe Basics!
One of the main staples of any wardrobe is a basic, button-up shirt. My favorite is the Sewaholic Granville. Although Sewaholic patterns are drafted for a pear shape, which I am definitely not, I have successfully tweaked this pattern with an FBA and a slim...

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New Year's Eve Jumpsuit
I loved BurdaStyle 11/2011 #102 from the knees up! As drafted, it had pegged and ruched ankles that make it look much too Star Trekkie for me: I widened the legs at the hip using that angle to go down to the bottom of the leg. Using this slinky metallic kni...

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Cloning My Favorite j.jill Tee
Hello dear readers, old and new,   I'm back! I would like to say by popular demand but au contraire, it is to post for my dear friend Roz at Sew Much Fabric  in contribution to her great series on Wardrobe Basics . And what item in a wardrobe is more basic ...

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Fun with Panels!
I love working with panels and border prints because they challenge my creativity and present me with little puzzles that I have more fun working out. Okay...I know I'm weird when it comes to fabric but so are you or you wouldn't be reading this blog.   Whe...

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Couture Techniques on V1237
 I wanted a simple sheath to wear under the first French jacket that I made, and I was lucky enough to score the last of this beautiful Spring Tweed from Roz at Sew Much Fabric.    I'd been wanting to try the dress from  Vogue 1237 and it turned out to be t...

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French Vanilla Meets Blue Jasmine
Given the choice of chocolate or vanilla I will always go for the chocolate but when I saw this deliciously sweet boucle, aptly named French Vanilla, I knew I had to take a detour: Roz, at Sew Much Fabric  really has exquisite taste and all of her fabrics a...

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Moving forward...and looking back
Welcome to my new blog devoted exclusively to my couture projects. You read that right...couture!   I had an eerie feeling when I went back and re-read the first blog post I made in January of 2013:   "I want to try new things: fabrics I've not sewn with be...

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Moving forward...and looking back
Welcome to my new blog devoted exclusively to my couture projects. You read that right...couture!   I had an eerie feeling when I went back and re-read the first blog post I made in January of 2013:   "I want to try new things: fabrics I've not sewn with be...

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