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Fashionable Stitcher
A redheaded stitcher
Interests: fashion, sewing, crafting, cooking, living, loving and flute playing
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This is totally lovely! Such a stunning piece! You did a fantastic job on this Mena! I LOVE it, plus you look so positively peachy in it!
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2011 on The "Slow and Steady" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Oh I love this dress! I'm such a country girl at heart and this just makes my heart strings flutter! Love it! I personally say "no" to the rick rack - I think the outfit is perfect how it is. So fabulous! xoxo, Sunni
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I actually have a very similar skirt on right this very moment that I bought in Europe ages ago. It's just so effortless to pull together with other things and is so comfortable. Even if the inspired look is more money that the modcloth version, I think you'll find that you can customize it to fit your sensibilities (like with length, fullness and the like). Who said sewing was about saving money anyway? Ha ha! xoxo, Sunni
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How exciting! I can't wait to see what you come up with - I'm sure it will all be just fantastic and utterly clever. You go Girl! xoxo, Sunni
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2011 on 7 Days of Sorbetto at The Sew Weekly
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Gah!! This is just darling! I adore both the blouse and the skirt. The blouse is just heavenly in the fabric and a perfect compliment to your coloring and hair! And the skirt is sweet! I adore it! Totally fabulous! xoxo, Sunni
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It's darling Mena! Definite props for looking past the cover of this particular McCall's pattern. You look fantastic in red and in a romper - its just the bee's knees. I've got a finished romper coming out soon too! Oh I'm in love with rompers. They seem just the thing for summer. Fabulous! xoxo, Sunni
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2011 on The "Little Acorns" Romper at The Sew Weekly
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Holy Moly! This is drop dead gorgeous! The back detail is just to die for! Please say it comes with that turban like hat too!
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Let me just say that I completely 100% agree with you! This nonsense of vintage patterns costing huge dollar amounts takes all the fun out of wanting to sew with them. I too understand the amount of work that goes into preparing to sell vintage patterns. A big thank you Mena! xoxo, Sunni
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2011 on Larger Sized Patterns for Sale at The Sew Weekly
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If you don't know yet, I've moved! Hop on over to A Fashionable Stitch and start partaking in the fun. This is the very last blog post for the Cupcake Goddess, so if you want to still read about my adventures, get extra fun stuff from the Shop and see my latest creations - resubscribe here. Same girl, same fabric stash, same crazy ideas - just a different name is all. A Fashionable Stitch will be taking over in just a few days, however if you don't resubscribe you'll miss all the fun, and worst of all - I'll miss... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
Who's ready to get their verve on with a sewing project? Haven't sewn anything in a really long time? Brand new to sewing and need a little direction? Hop on over to A Fashionable Stitch and get joining in on the Beginner's First Ginger Sewalong. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
image source Dearest Readers, After much deliberation, meditation, tears, excitement, joy, laughter and the like I've decided to move to a new domain. This post was supposed to go up Monday, but we all know how things like this go, right? Yes, right. And last night, after I thought everything was up and running, it wasn't! Things went wrong, all my images seem to be lost in internet space and it seemed like I had ruined everything. You know, the usual everyday crisis. Ha ha ha (this is very nervous laughter by the way). I've decided to move everything over... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
Oh dearest Mena! I've been there sister! Still I love the vest and the trousers! Great staples for future ensembles and I think your outfit here is so darling. Schoolboy-ish in its way! Quite a fabulous pull-through! xoxo, Sunni
Toggle Commented May 2, 2011 on The "Caps for Sale" Outfit at The Sew Weekly
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Gosh! It seems like every week just flies by these days! Wow! I've been in the middle of something serious - moving. A virtual move, but nonetheless, its a HUGE thing for me. I'll be announcing it officially on Monday but please don't be surprised if you can't access the Cupcake Goddess over the weekend. Ok? Ok. So, what's on your sewing table this weekend? Well have I got a whopper to get through. I have 2 patterns to test drive (a blouse and a skirt), 3 skirts to make (all from the same pattern, so that's good), the Valentino... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
It's completely fabulous! I adore the cut and how it just hugs your hips perfectly! It really turned out wonderfully and gosh I can only imagine the comfort value. Nothing like "traipsing" around in a piece of silk all day. Sorry to hear about the ham incident. I know EXACTLY what you are talking about having it happen numerous times with other things myself. My favorite is having dupioni silk bleed all over something else when I've just hung it next to something to dry (after hand washing of course). Lovely, lovely job Gertie! xoxo, Sunni
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2011 on The "Homage to Elizabeth" Slip at The Sew Weekly
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Oh my goodness Friends! These are sold out, for now! Don't fret - I've got more up my sleeve and will be posting them very soon! I'll let you all know when they are available again! Whatever happened to the belt and buckle kits of yesteryear? I remember coming upon my very first belt and buckle kit in a thrift store. Oh the excitement! The tingling fingers, flutters in my heart. It's a thrilling thing, you know. I wanted another one before long. I've found them here and there and I have a small collection that I truly treasure. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
1920s flapper dress - image source The past two weeks its been shift pattern madness in the shop and you've seen my muslin of the shift dress I'm working on. So what exactly is a shift dress? A sack? A shapeless dress? These are actually the images that used to come to mind when I thought of a shift dress. I did a little more research about shift dresses and came up with a few interesting tidbits. 1920s shift/flapper dress - image source The shift dress dates back before the 60's, though I daresay when we hear the words shift... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
I've been a little starry eyed about shift dresses lately. Probably because, as you know, I have seen several by now. I decided to save one for myself to try out. Enter the Vogue Valentino. I've been doing a fair amount of research on the shift dress too. Apparently, the shift dress was so christened not so much because you can "shift" around in it (though true), but more because of a shift in culture. A shift away from things that bind and suck you in. A letting loose so to speak. There's more to it than that, I'm sure.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
image source Sorry for my absence and the lack of post about the shift dress! I've been feeling a bit blue, and a bit under the weather. Hate to say it, but it's a girl thing you know. Sigh....still I wanted to post a very big THANK YOU! to all of you who have filled out the survey thus far! You have helped me and given me so much inspiration beyond belief! I would still love to hear from more of you, if possible. The survey will be open until the end of this week, so hop on over and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
I had a very interesting question emailed to me from a reader and I thought it was worthy of a post, especially as I posted about working with silk last week. "What's an alternative to silk?" she asked. She has her reasons and I think many others might as well for not wanting to work with silk and that's fine. But what's a good alternative? Silk has many, many wonderful properties which make it a great fiber for several different sewing projects, seasons and occasions. So what is a fabric that has some similar qualities, but perhaps isn't as hard... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
It's time I asked you some questions. Some serious questions about future items you would like to see at A Fashionable Stitch. I've got 10 questions that I would be so delighted if you would answer for me. All you have to do is click here and it will take you to the survey! I'll even let you know about the survey results when I get them all sorted out! Have a really wonderful weekend! Thanks a bunch! xoxo, Sunni PS ~ Sorry about the technical difficulty! The link should be working now! Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
Hot! Hot! Hot! My pincushions are getting around! If you haven't already, head on over to the Sew Weekly where I'm giving away 2 pincushions - 1 wrist pincushion and 1 tomato pincushion. And don't forget to enter all of the pincushion giveaways over there. The Sew Weekly's 30 days of pincushions is still underway! Hip Hip Hooray! xoxo, Sunni Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
Just letting you know that there is a great giveaway of one of my brand new wrist pincushions over at The Snug Bug! It's only proper as Patty's the one who put the bug in my ear for these. Dash on over and get yourself entered! xoxo, Sunni Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
I'm so so so excited to finally be releasing a new product at A Fashionable Stitch. These have been a long time in the making. In fact, to pinpoint the exact moment was when Patty over at the Snug Bug interviewed me last year and was wondering if I would ever create wrist pincushions. To be honest, I hadn't really thought about them. Oh the power of suggestion! Ever since that time I've been toying with the idea. These were not easy to come up with. These have gone through several revisions, prototypes, stages and everything until I've finally been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at The Cupcake Goddess
Genius. I even have a tablecloths length of muslin that I use for various other things. Never even thought to try this! Great idea! Thank you! xoxo, Sunni
This is true. Seems like the more constructive the garment the more careful you have to be with its care. I do love it so though! You are right, the results are worth the effort! xoxo, Sunni