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Meet Siggy!

Be warned:  This post has absolutely nothing to do with sewing… and everything to do with finding a sweet cat his furever home! If you’re not looking for a precious companion, just skip this post Siggy is a 2+ (almost … Continue reading

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

To all of you who chase that perfect, but elusive, “Looks like a DVF wrap dress” pattern…look no further!  I think we just might have uncovered it: Onion 2037 Many of you know, much of my sewing involves conjuring up … 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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To Trace or Not to Trace…That is the Question!

So one thing I’ve always been annoyed with in the sewing world is how darn flimsy those paper thin tissue patterns -mainly from the “Big 4″ – are!  I said in my second post that there are great new goodies … Continue reading

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