Category Archives: romance

Marilyn Monroe was a size 12.

Marilyn Monroe was a size 12. No way you say. In fact she was, but in her day a size 12 was more like a size 4. I have a bunch of my mom’s old sewing patterns.   As you … Continue reading

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Halloween Hoopla!

  Happy Halloween!

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The Iceing on the Cake

The Icing on the Cake. I thought the dress was finished. However, at my RWA chapter meeting where I was giving a talk on my sewing escapades, I asked my chapter mates if they thought the dress needed a sash or a belt. … Continue reading

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Automaton

Lets hear it for the Nerds! My hero Rhys in , The Dressmaker’s Duke, happens to be a gorgeous geek. Now what woman can resist that combination?He is fascinated with clocks and all things mechanical. I happened to visit an amazing museum … Continue reading

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Best Seller!

One of Amazon’s Top Picks!  Best-seller! Already have it? Then Spread the Love and gift the book to someone in need of a little steamy romance! Don’t have a e-reader? Download the kindle app to the computer! So many ways to … Continue reading

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Great News!

The Dressmaker’s Duke Ranking: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Regency #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle … Continue reading

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Finished!

TaDa!   And now me modeling~ ( if you click on the picture you can see it magnified) Things I learned making this gown~ Hand sewing a simple straight seam takes about 5 x’s longer than using a machine. Use … Continue reading

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Say YES to the Dress #5

8 Days till Release Day!!! The 26th! but first… Behold! The SQUARE bodice is now complete~ And…the back. And Finally the winner for the sleeve shape is… Button! I think the notion of UN-buttoning had a lot to do with many … Continue reading

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Say YES to the Dress #4

We have come to the final design element: the sleeve. But first~ The winner of the neckline shape is… SQUARE! Square (Lizzy) was Very close with Vee (Jane), but Lizzy won out! Doesn’t she always? (I mean Jane is lovely, but, … Continue reading

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Say YES to the Dress #3

And the winner for the over-dress is… LACE! Lots of rather naughty responses about “Organdy” (you know who you are.) I guess I am asking for that kind of behavior being a writer of “bodice rippers.” Another thoughtful comment was that … Continue reading

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