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Channel Your Inner Hippy and Make a Peasant Blouse From a Button-Down Shirt

 Sometimes, I worry about myself. Katie used to remind me quite often that it wasn’t the 70’s anymore. Maybe she was right, perhaps I haven’t moved on. I’ve always had a thing about off-the-shoulder peasant blouses. I think they are so cool. I think … Continue reading

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A Dress Fit For a Kentucky Derby Party: Simplicity Sew Simple A1394

I know! I know! The Kentucky Derby is supposed to be all about the hats. (Oh yes, and maybe a little bit about the horses, too.) So, why am I showing my hat when it’s truly so very basic and … Continue reading

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How to Add Decorative Trim to a Button-Down Shirt

Pop some pattern into your wardrobe by combining a floral and a plaid. Simply sew some fun, floral fabric to the button plackets and give a classic plaid shirt a fresh new look.  Get the full step by step directions … Continue reading

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DIY: Update Your T-Shirt with a Quick and Easy Off the Shoulder Ruffle

Before you start with all of the Daisy Duke references, and I won’t mention any names… -KRIS!!!!!-  I’m telling you, Gingham is Back! And it’s back with a vengeance. It’s all over the runways and I love gingham! I have so … Continue reading

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A Ten Minute Pencil Skirt to Show Off Your Curves

My ruggedly handsome husband has always loved my curves. Me? Not so much. It’s taken me a lifetime to start to appreciate my body. When I was very young, Twiggy was marketed as the ideal body type. For so long, in … Continue reading

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DIY: Wedding Sash and Garter

YAY! It’s wedding season! For those of you lucky enough to to have a beautiful bride in your life, or to be a beautiful bride yourself, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! eHow asked me to create two tutorials especially for you… How to Make a Sash … Continue reading

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This Morning’s Television Debut

Thought you might like to see this morning’s television debut on The Happi House. My ruggedly handsome husband has suggested pulling my hair back next time. Pretty sure he’s right. :) So. Much. Fun! Thanks for having me over Happi! I had … Continue reading

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How to Make a Terry Cloth Towel Robe

Thanks to everyone who watched my television debut on the Happi House this morning. If you don’t get the CW channel and missed the show, I’ll post a link as soon as I get one. In the meantime, let’s make a beach cover … Continue reading

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Create a Modern Sleeveless Blazer and a Giveaway

I really hope I’m not the only one who hears the voices. You know… those voices that come with the change in the weather. Those voices that speak in perfect harmony with the chirps of the spring sparrows. Those voices that … Continue reading

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Upcycle a Vintage Buckle and Create a Colorful Fabric Belt

Have I ever mentioned to you how much I love my assistant, Jan? She is so thoughtful, so kind and so patient. Everyday she comes to work with a smile on her face and makes our day better. I love her laugh and … Continue reading

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