Category Archives: sewing

Romancing the Skirt

July’s   part deux! So the futzing is finished. I bagged the idea of the underskirt, I wanted the skirt to be wispy and fluttery. The extra volume didn’t really add anything. Instead I stitched some horsehair braid into the … Continue reading

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Curtains, and Covers, and Skirts, Oh My!

Nocturnal Musings ~or~ Curtains and Covers and Skirts, Oh My! July’s So what to wear? What to wear? What to WEAR? The Romance Writers of America’s RITA® AWARDS loom and I know I promised you  a variety of pretty frocks … Continue reading

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ONE MORE WEEK!

We are up the 30 reviews! Thank you! Just 20 more and Amazon will start to recommend the book. So I’m adding one more week to get to our 50 goal. Now for our glitzy gown. Most of you wanted … Continue reading

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Let the embellishments begin!

We are up to 16 Reviews! 7 days left to get to our goal of 50! Who will win the handmade prize? Shoot me an email to let me know you have purchased the book and I will enter your … Continue reading

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Say YES to the Dress #2 The Reveal!

July 14th! Our gown is finished and Mad for the Marquess is now out! My little book that could is up to #491 in the Historical Victorian category. Will you help it get to #1? Just click Amazon to buy … Continue reading

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Mad for the Marquess ~ Out tomorrow!

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Say YES to the Dress #2 “Puttin’ on the Glitz”

One week until Mad for the Marquess is released! So let’s get to the Glitz! But first, The winner of the SLEEVE is: Tulip A good choice because it is simple and can easily be added to if so desired. … Continue reading

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Say YES to the Dress #2 Bodice takes Shape

And the winner of the Bodice shape is: “V” waistline and “V” neckline! So on we go. The pattern shows two views, one with a ruched front placket, and one with “Reveres” (which is a sort of lapel). I am … Continue reading

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Say YES to the Dress #2 ~ Under Pinnings and Basic Shape

And the winner is: Opalescent Taffeta! The linen was strong early in the voting, but then the taffeta squeaked through. Actually, I am just as happy NOT have to sacrifice these beautifully made curtains to my sewing scissors. They are … Continue reading

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Say”Yes” to the Dress! #2

Forget the cake on Bastille Day! Instead, pick up a copy of Mad for the Marquess! Or better yet, have your cake and read the book too! Now, for:  Say “Yes” to the Dress (#2)! No more hand-stitching! The sewing … Continue reading

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