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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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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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First Project: Pencil Skirt New Look 6103 (How hard can this be?!)

As you know, I’m inching my way back to apparel sewing after years of not sewing anything but valences and pillow covers.   I’ve collected some fabric, including some “test” fabrics from my local JoAnns, and have settled on this … Continue reading

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Jumping In: There’s a Lot of Neat Stuff Out There!

As noted in my first post, sewing has sure changed over the years!  Although I adore my old faithful made-from-industrial-strength metal straight stitch machine that I’ve used over the years to make valences, pillow covers and, yes, the occasional child’s … Continue reading

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Inching My Way Back to Wearables…One Stitch at a Time!

Like many of us, I learned to sew in my “tweens”.  After an eight week course, I was bristling with knowledge and ready to create a wardrobe full of fabulous dresses that would be the envy of all my friends! … Continue reading

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