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Thursday Top: A Little White Shirt (Simplicity 1694)

By now, we’ve all heard of the LWD (Little White Dress), this Spring’s alternative to the Little Black Dress. But after a recent review of my wardrobe, I realized I needed a LWS, (Little White Shirt) in the worst way. 403 more words

Sew the Kimono Look - Simplicity 1318 

If you’ve abandoned your sewing machine to visit the alluring aisle of your favorite retail haunt, you’ve probably seen a kimono or two on display. I first noticed this fun trend, when we visited San Diego this Spring. 345 more words

Sewing

This Thursday's Top is Simplicity 1693; Black + White = Cool

This week marks the sun’s Big Debut here in Portland. We’re expecting a weekend sizzler with temperatures over 100 degrees! Panic! We are wimps, so a forecast like that can cause a bit of freak out around here. 383 more words

Sewing Pattern

Go Ahead and Buy It: 5 Smart Fashion Splurges

As a fashion designer who can’t say no to a deal, I’ve made a few good and not so good splurges in my life. Some items I thought I needed sit in my closet collecting dust, while others have been worth the investment. 586 more words

A print with an identity crisis

I can’t decide what this print is; an artistic print or an animal skin print! Whatever you want to call it, the print is not for the faint of heart. 470 more words

Kimono sleeves or bell sleeves? That is the question!

For months, I was sure the sleeves on this top were called ‘kimono sleeves’ until I was corrected by a clerk in a local fabric store. 523 more words

Thursday tee: A gauzy top keeps its cool

When it comes to the summer tops in my closet, not all are equal or flattering, which means there’s always a reason to try another. And another. 473 more words