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Perfection-Paralysis: New Patterns in Development

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Hello everyone....Just to update you on my current activity... I am so very excited to finally share with you that I have been working on designing sewing patterns for a very long time.  This has been in the works and I have been building towards sharing this for more than seven months.  I have begun to shake the perfection-paralysis problem I suffer with personally. This will challenge me as I continually remind myself that perfection as an end result is not the objective, but a perfect pattern can be elusive if I allow perfection to stagnate my work.  You see, outside of social media, and way before I began blogging, I commissioned myself after finishing school, as a pattern designer for several of my classmates, local designers, and neighborhood tailor and dressmaker shops who needed someone to execute custom designs.  I began with the close oversight of my pattern design professor as a constant help for the hard parts.  Then as my years have gone by, along with my desire to spe

Silk Crepe De'chine Blouse: McCalls 7093

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I think I was in the mood for color blocking.  Which is why I ended up making two blouses in the same day.  This post is for this silk raglan top.  The fabric set on my to-sew pile for quite a while, during my "no sew" humdrum blah mood.  While I was in that ho-hum mood, I mentally constructed each top completely.  Here is the silk one....

Color-blocked Top Finished: Butterick 6287

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Hey everyone, I had to do a quick top to get my sewing mojo back, so to speak.  Aside from having had throat surgery and other major holiday happening, I have been mentally on my moms cape jacket and have had issues with fabric stains and the like.  So, needless to say, my drive to work on that project was stammered.  I have been wanting to sew for sure.  That's why I decided to go ahead and knock out something quick for her to get me back into the game.  The fabric is the same beautiful quality double sided rayon/spandex knit I got from Sew Much Fabric as I got for my " almost reversible" dress.   She is out of this color, but I have my eye on this gorgeous blue jean/saffron version . I got this top completed in about 2 hours while periscoping the entire process during my regular "Sew & Chat" sessions .  I will try and let you know ahead of time when I will be doing a Live Sew & Chat, via my Instagram and Facebook page.  Just make sure you follow