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A Dream with a Deadline

Readers, Yesterday, after I did a photo shoot, a mind map and a title for my usual Saturday afternoon post, the fingers were poised over the keyboard to bang out several hundred words. They stayed poised. If a mirror had been hanging on my bulletin board it would have...

Project: Vogue 9820 (1959) Jacket, Part 8

Readers, Here it is: the jacket I spent more than a decade dreaming of making. After more hours than I care to say, it’s 99 percent done.  And it measures up to my expectations, which is pretty fantastic. You know that feeling of sliding on a coat or jacket that...

Project: Vogue 9820 (1959) Jacket, Part 6

Readers, Just a little report on the progress of the leopard collar jacket. I cut a stencil of the collar pattern piece from heavy paper and laid it on the velveteen to preview the look before I cut into the fabric. This leopard print varies from dark in the middle to...