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That Classic White Button Down Shirt.....sort of.

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Last year I went back to the basics. With the help of a wardrobe consultant, I have been steadily trying to make basic garments to go along with the fun flashy mood enhancing outfits I am prone to focus on regularly.  She insisted I make a basic white shirt, here .  I followed along, rather defiantly, but I did what I was told.  I had no idea that the basic white shirt would become one that I would reach for more often than not.  However, my inner child couldn't be held back for much longer, I had to "turn it up" a notch so to speak.  Thus, I bring to you my version of the basic white button down shirt!!!!  Tadah!!!

Wool Coats in the South..Really???

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Okay, I have been waiting to post this coat make for some time now, but I just couldn't get any cold weather!!!  I started sewing and preparing it back in October 2015...and finished it at the end of November 2015.  We just don't get the weather everyone else gets to justify a heavy coat like this.  How do the models do the swimsuit shoots in the cold and snow....?  I guess the same way southerners do the photoshoots for cold weather attire in the desert heat!!!  Hot and sweaty!!!

The Perfect Henley Tee- What it means to be a Henley

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I have searched and searched for the perfect Henley pattern for years now. I finally came across this one by way of my January Stitch Fix. It was so right I had to duplicate it for future use. I did make an attempt at drafting one before, but I couldn't figure out what fine detail was missing until now. So I went back to the drawing board and self-drafted this tee with the same details that caught my attention in the Stitch Fix version. Now I know, it was the neckline shaping!!

BERNINA Brand Ambassadors Wanted!!! Tips from a Brand Ambassador

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In every game, field event, or business, the torch must be passed on to the next person or generation in order to keep the legacy moving forward.  As a Bernina Brand Ambassador, I am always on the look out for others that could or may do what I do.  I have often wondered, what if I tell someone about this position, and they do better than me?  What if, I tell my Bernina Rep about someone, and then I get the boot?  These things we all ponder, especially in such a competitive field, as it has become in the sewing community.  We look at another person and think:  "Wow, I want what she has....She doesn't seem to be doing any better than me!.. I have more followers, more hearts, more likes, prettier pictures, I spent a lot $$$ on my blog!!  So, maybe, I'll just bite off of her so I can be seen by the the "BIG" boys, do what she does, so I can be chosen to take her place."  That's what I'll do!!"" So we set out to make it happen, quietly and