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Posts from the ‘Sewing’ Category

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    After hanging out all Sunday morning at the flea market at Porte de Vanves, I went back to the hotel and took a much needed nap.  From there, I refreshed myself and headed out to the Fashion Forward special exhibit within Les Arts Decoratifs (Decorative Arts Museum). The museum is in the same area as the Louvre… Read More »

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    Sunday (or day #5) of our trip was a free day – time we could spend however we wished.  The start of my day consisted of going to a flea market in Paris – Marche aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves. While I said I wouldn’t need to split up my blog posts of… Read More »

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    Day 4, or Saturday, was a light tour day with the group; after which we had free time. We went to a couple of spots in the city which were no longer extant. One of the sites used to be a women’s prison behind a church. The building has been in constant use and remains… Read More »

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    Updated Blog Posts from France Posted on August 22, 2016

    Hello!  I’ve officially been back a full week now from my travels to France.  It seems an age since I was in France, yet I continue to struggle to get back to a ‘normal’ 9-5 life. As you may have seen, I attempted to post pictures each day I was in France – and promptly… Read More »

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    Today started the official tour in Paris with my group, visiting various Saint Vincent DePaul sites.  We walked a great deal this first day which was great to work off our dinner from the prior night. This first site we walked to was the motherhouse of the Congregation on rue de Sevres – which has a… Read More »

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    I’ve never been good at taking photos on the go.  I can remember maybe once I get done with visiting something notable…. So this ‘documenting my day’ is very new for me. While I’m in France as part of a work tour, I do have bits of free time that I am spending judiciously. Upon… Read More »

  • Adulting in Lakeside Pajamas Posted on July 19, 2016

    As I’m now considered an ‘Adult’ aka over 30 years old (that’s an adulty age yeah??),  I feel like I’m supposed to have actual sleep-wear in my wardrobe.  Adults have that right??  But sewing pajamas that no one will ever see besides my husband, hasn’t been at the top of my sewing list…. until now…. Read More »

  • Floral Molyneux Dress Posted on July 14, 2016

    As soon as I saw this Molyneux (Vogue Paris Orig 1841) dress pattern on etsy, I couldn’t get it in my hot little hands fast enough.  I knew it would be the perfect addition for my summer wardrobe as well as work for one of my Vintage Pattern Pledges for July. While I’m more of… Read More »

  • A Summery Outfit Posted on July 12, 2016

    I love sewing garments for summer so much more so than winter, I find.  While I love wool there’s just something to be said for easy, breezy garments. First of all – Rayon!  I am smitten with you, rayon.  Let’s just take a second and hear me admit out loud that this is the first time… Read More »

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    Gabriola Skirt: It’s lovely but… Posted on June 29, 2016

    Every spring I get on a maxi skirt kick.  I’m not sure why, but every spring I find myself hunting for the perfect long skirt pattern to make up.  This spring was no exception. I actually started on this skirt pattern late last fall and the fit wasn’t quite right.  I set it aside while… Read More »