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Dior’s 135th runway

February 12, 2015

If you understand some French and are interested in haute couture, take a look at this video on Dior’s 135th runway…

Vogue Early Spring 2015 (picture heavy)

January 20, 2015

Life will go on. Même pas peur. So not afraid that I will be getting an online abonnement as soon as available. There you go. But back to life.

So Vogue has released the Early Spring patterns (can you call it spring if you didn’t have a winter?) ans as usual, I like to documented my favorites and random thoughts.

My “likes”:

V1437 Ralph Rucci: I love the signature sleeves. I want to make that jacket so bad but the fabric I have in mind is a ponte knit and I wonder if this would work.

Vogue 1440 by DonnaKaran: I like the lines of the jacket but am not so sure about the fringes. The top, however, I luuuust.

Vogue 1436 by Anne Klein: shirt patterns by Anne Klein are a sure value.

Vogue 9077: Not sure how the front bands would look on a full bust, but I like it.

Vogue 1433 by Tracy Reese: very unspectacular lines but the attached petticoat attracts me somehow. Curious to see how designers make this…

Vogue 9096, view A. Not sure about view B. I also wonder why they didn’t release it together as a Vogue Wardrobe with Vogue 9079.

view A

View B



Other random thoughts:

If I were into vintage; I would love the vintage release this time around.

Looks like Sandra Betzina’s been reading Rhonda’s Sleeves on Saturdays posts. I like the triangular bound buttonholes.

Really like these gaucho pants. Make me think of Vogue 8298 (long OOP)…

Vogue 9091


Vogue 8298


V9084: even I have been there and done that.

Vogue 1432 by Kay Unger: As much as I like the dress, Ana has been there and done that long ago, thanks to m-sewing


What are your thoughts on this collection?

January 7, 2015

Enjoy The Holiday!

December 25, 2014


I am…

Pattern Sighting

December 9, 2014

I read somewhere that consistency is essential to good blogging. If I consistently go into hiatus and then back, does that count? :)
I may not write but I do read a lot. And stumble upon nice new-to-me indie companies, that I thought I’d share:

What sewing-related items are you giving or wishing for this holiday?

Vogue Pattern Winter 2014

October 7, 2014

I feel like Fall has not even arrived yet, yet Vogue had released their Winter collection, silent and quiet (or did anybody have an email advertising it?). My thoughts:

Patterns I like:

V1424 by Rebecca Taylor:

I like the pattern as is but I also think it would be a good starting point to knock off this little Plein number:

V1421 by DKNY just replaced V1408 (also by DKNY) from my wish list. I picture it unlined in neoprene:

V1420 by Anne Klein, perfect for the office:

V1423 by Lorcan Mullany for Bellville Sassoon:




Sewing Goodness Extracts

September 17, 2014

Look at this great dress by Carolyn. Amazing as always.

Also loving this zig-zag zipper dress.

Periodically this retro wrap makes an appearance on my blog roll. I’ll have to have a go at it sometime.

Can’t wait to see which of these 4 designs will get sewn up!

The McCall’s blog is doing a sew-along for V1419! If only I had a suited fabric, I’d jump right in. Also find it funny that they announce it right after the last sale on the McCall’s website. Improvement-worthy marketing strategy, I’d say…


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