Oui, Oui, French Vanilla!

Given the choice of chocolate or vanilla I will always go for the chocolate but when I saw this deliciously sweet boucle, aptly named French…

A New Love…..Couture!!

I chose to make my first French jacket from Burda Style 02-2013 #107 which is a more contemporary version of the classic Chanel jacket.  I…

Lekala skirt and what do you do with that extra …

This skirt was made with a lovely animal print (sold out) from Roz (smfabric.com). The pattern was a free pencil skirt from Lekala, which is…

Trending the Luxe T-Shirt

While I love the new luxe seatshirts, the large amounts of ease in “sweatshirts” do not wear well on this over-50 body!  So I chose…

Purrrfect….Burda Style 10/2012 #118A

I love when I can pull a pattern out of the envelope, go straight to the fabric, cut it out and sew it up without…

Tie Dye Draped Top

I have been anxious to try Paco Peralta’s Draped Top pattern and decided that my latest SMF stash acquiisition would be perfect for this project.  I finally gave…

Shades of Blue

This past March, I traveled to Baltimore to take Susan Kahlje’s Couture class on her home turf.  I had decided on making a strapless dress…