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Cleansing Breath: Back to Pillows after the Wadder!

So if you read my last post, you know I was hopelessly mired down and STUCK. Thanks so much for all of you who commented with your suggestions.  I wish I could say that I took Sarah at Goodbye Valentino’s … Continue reading

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To Wad or Not to Wad…THAT is the Question…!

Y’all, I am STUCK.  Mired down completely. This dress has been on Lilly so long there’s DUST on the shoulders…I swear!  What do YOU do when the project you’re working on just isn’t coming together? This should have a been a … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap! Maria Denmark’s Onion 2037

While my hands heal (which is taking WAY longer than I EVER expected!!), since I’m slowly regaining some movement here I thought I’d post a project that was actually finished before my fall: A wrap dress…in knit! To all of … Continue reading

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In Search of Cozy, Part 2…with Two Bandaged Hands!

Funny thing happened on my way to my evening class at our community college… Yep…broke bones in both hands – this picture was taken after the great folks at Duke Med’s Urgent Care facility got everything stabilized. I’m holding a … Continue reading

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In Search of Cozy: Butterick 5683 Jacket

One of the nice things about sewing apparel versus decor items is the chance to create something for a special person to wear…and that’s what this project is about! My sweet mom hates to be cold (don’t we all?!), but … Continue reading

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They’re Not “Wearables”, But I’m Lovin’ This Project!

As 2013 draws to a close, we’re finally just about settled into our new home – Well, aside from those last dining room boxes waiting on the new hutch! Ok, and those boxes that really SHOULD be dealt with, but … Continue reading

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Bonding: The Acid Trip Top B5889

We’re in full ‘revolt’ mode here at Windows to Wearables! Having a house on the market is NO fun: What do you mean dining rooms must look like DINING ROOMS?  That’s my favorite sewing spot!  * Sigh * Having put in … Continue reading

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The Post in Which I Tackle a KNIT: McCalls 2401, the V-Neck Version

First, a word of warning:  Brace yourselves, this is NOT a pretty post!  And, yes…I’m using McCalls 2401 yet again.  I’m horribly sorry to be so tiresome and promise that my next post will be a completely different pattern – … Continue reading

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Shaky Endings, New Beginnings

There’s always a sort of nostalgic review process that accompanies the end of a year – at least for me.  I’ve noticed that many of my fellow bloggers have great posts documenting their successes and their “learning experiences” for the … Continue reading

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McCalls 2401 Sheath Dress – Breakfast at Tiffanys, Anyone?

Who doesn’t love a great little sheath dress?  So classy, so wearable, so Audrey Hepburn! Since my Washington, DC daughter needs relatively conservative work clothing, and she has the perfect shape for it, she has graciously consented to be my guinea pig model … Continue reading

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