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Outerwear Blog Tour: Day One

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Outerwear Blog Tour: Day One

Welcome to October's monthly blog tour.   This month we are taking a look at outerwear and layering pieces.  I started off my 'real' sewing life in college as a costume designer and shop assistant.  And when you are sewing costumes for a range of theatrical productions, you end up learning a lot about sewing outerwear.  I fell in love with the drama of a velvet cape, the polish of a perfectly fitted doublet, and the the intricacy of fifty hand made buttons for a period driving coat.  Lines that flatter, details that catch the eye, and fabrics that make you...

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Bring on the Blouse Day 3

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Bring on the Blouse Day 3

Day 3 of the 'Bring on the Blouse' Blog Tour brings fresh inspiration!!!

Ilse, Laura, and Althea are showing off their sewing chops with gorgeous details:

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Blithe Blouse and Dress New Release

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Blithe Blouse and Dress New Release

Back in December I teased out the illustration of this phenomenal shirt dress I was starting to work on... in my head it was just going to go together so easily and quickly and I even had illusions of grandeur that I could release if before Christmas.  HA!!!!  Fast forward through testing revisions and life complications and here on the last day of January I finally get to introduce the Blithe Blouse and Dress!!!!  I have to take a moment to say thank you to the amazing testers who put up with my sluggish post holiday brain.  These ladies made...

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