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If you haven't visited us in a bit, perhaps you have not seen these noteworthy items. Take a peek because they will be moving along soon!
Special Things
Items so special they require a category all their own. Many Items are one-of-a-kind and others we simply can't do without! You'll see what we mean...
These + Those
This and that, these and those... Perhaps seasonal items, treats we added on a whim, or goodies which captured us by surprise. In the best way!

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Miles of Mini Piping

Miles of Mini Piping

Sometimes it's the fabric, sometimes it's the pattern, and sometimes it's the trim that gets a project rolling! This day, we found ourselves at the Silhouette Pattern fabric shop in Dallas, where the new "Sam's Shirt" pattern piqued our interest. As if meant to be, the perfect crisp cotton shirting sat propped up along a wall. And it had stripes! This shirt pattern has many pieces, and therefore...

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A Flutter of Gold

A Flutter of Gold

All sorts of special treatments contributed to this flowy, butterfly-sleeve top. It began with the Named Ansa pattern, whose uniquely-curved bodice pined for the insertion of a tiny piping. We gathered the essentials for the project: neutral striped cotton/linen fabric with a hint of metallic gold; the Ansa pattern; tiny cording to create the piping; and perfectly-matched trim with its own hint of metallic gold. A few yards of the custom petite piping...

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It Was the Big Sleeves

It Was the Big Sleeves

"I like your sleeves. They're real big." - Napoleon Dynamite The big sleeves of Vogue 1798 started the wheels turning on this mashup of fabrics, colors, trim, and a modified style. We discovered the cotton unexpectedly at a local quilt shop, and knew right away which trim would fit it. Using all three colors in which the floral was offered adds to the amusement! We inserted the Oat...

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