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Look at me. Now look at your man. 70s style.

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I just don't understand why this pattern was sitting unloved in the thrift store. Shhhhh. Can you keep a secret? I'm thinking somebody just might be getting some new briefs under the Christmas tree - but only if I can find that leopard print. You DID notice the leopard print, right? *LOL* ******************************************

Slow and steady - progress on the Kay Unger dress

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That red Kay Unger dress ( Vogue 1083 ) I wrote about a the other day is still underway, although very little progress was made this week. There is a ton of top stitching on that baby! And if you haven't begun yours yet, here's a teeny tiny bit of advice for you. Take time to make a muslin. Unless you know that you can sew right out of the pattern and have it fit that is. Ah, yes. I remember those glorious days. When all I had to do was unfold the pattern, pin it to my fabric, cut it out, sew it up and wear it. Sigh. In my world, those days are gone. I guess most of us need to alter our patterns in some way to fit us the way we want. Time consuming yes, but one of the advantages of knowing how to sew. A nice custom fit dress. Now the reason I'm suggesting a muslin for this dress is because of the construction. The dress is completely lined and you do a lot of the topstitching before sewing pieces are sewn together. My mode of operation is to fit as I sew but that has

Life is what's happening when you're too busy to notice -Wayne Muller

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Today was a day to not let life just happen. I ditched the "I should do this" and "I should do that" to spend the afternoon enjoying a bike ride with hubby and some friends. A leisurely ride through southern Minnesota with a quick stop in Wabasha before crossing the river into Wisconsin. We enjoyed a great food and service and a very busy little place - the Pickle Factory in Pepin - and then headed home. Now it's time to continue my relaxing day by plopping down on the sofa to watch Mad Men. What a great way to end a weekend. **************************************************