Tag Archive: inspiration

Trick or Treat: 3 Lingerie Inspired Halloween Looks

We’re halfway into October. It’s Halloween month and we’re all in. The decor is out, the pumpkins are carved and our wardrobes are inching toward being totally #PSL-hued. Consider us bewitched. Running out of time? Can’t think of an outfit for Hallow’s Eve? Or maybe you don’t want to spend a fortune on something you’ll only…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It just occurred to me that I have an anniversary coming up…my very first ever blog post was written on October 20, 2009. Wow, 8 years ago! Eight…years…ago, it’s rather sweet to think back about that day. I’ve told the story before, but it was my…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It just occurred to me that I have an anniversary coming up…my very first ever blog post was written on October 20, 2009. Wow, 8 years ago! Eight…years…ago, it’s rather sweet to think back about that day. I’ve told the story before, but it was my…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It just occurred to me that I have an anniversary coming up…my very first ever blog post was written on October 20, 2009. Wow, 8 years ago! Eight…years…ago, it’s rather sweet to think back about that day. I’ve told the story before, but it was my…

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Halloween Costumes Made Easy

Halloween is coming soon and all around the sewing world I’ve seen many people getting to work on their costumes. Many members of the Curvy Sewing Collective are tackling more complicated projects, but Halloween sewing doesn’t have to be difficult. A quick look through some of the CSC’s favorite Tried N’ True patterns can give…

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DIY Robe Tutorial with Spoonflower Fabrics

With fall here, you’re probably preoccupied with finding the perfect pair of boots or a super cozy sweater. I’m assuming you would overlook anything chiffon – I would – but I promise, paired with the right pieces, this sheer fabric can be worn when the temps dip and the leaves start to change. Scout’s honor….

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pantone fall 2017 colors

Here is a lot of colorful eye candy for you today. Be inspired by the Pantone fall 2017 colors for your sewing.

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inspiration: patchwork and quilting in fall fashion

This season patchwork is making a return to fashion. Here’s some inspiration for how you can use this trend in your sewing.

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Monday Morning Inspiration/Wearing It Well

Today is September 11th. Sixteen years ago today, the unimaginable happened. When we think of that day, our thoughts take us back to the horrific images that played over and over for days, weeks, months. But the unimaginable also happened in so ma…

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A Visit to Boscobel + Make Do Collection of Andrew Baseman

Almost twenty years ago, I purchased this pitcher at an antique store. I fell in love with the blue and white color and the incised design. What really caught my eye though was the handle which had been repaired with metal staples painted white to…

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Fabrics inspiration for Mirambell

In the same way as the post about fabrics inspiration for Lliria, I introduce you some fabrics inspiration for your Mirambell skirt. The Mirambell skirt is a high waisted pleated…

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Fabrics inspiration for Mirambell

In the same way as the post about fabrics inspiration for Lliria, I introduce you some fabrics inspiration for your Mirambell skirt. The Mirambell skirt is a high waisted pleated…

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Fabrics inspiration for Lliria

Summer is almost finished but I felt like making it longer just a little bit more. Here are some fabrics inspiration for your Lliria dress: clean, graphic or floral. Lliria…

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Fabrics inspiration for Lliria

Summer is almost finished but I felt like making it longer just a little bit more. Here are some fabrics inspiration for your Lliria dress: clean, graphic or floral. Lliria…

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A trip to the museum

As machine embroiderers, I think it’s important to step out of our comfort zones to see new interpretations of the everyday.  That’s why I took a trip to the Dallas Museum of Art recently.  A fashion exhibit featuring the work of Iris van Herpen was on display and it was well worth the trip! If […] Read more…

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Inspiration by Hand

Last week I was lucky enough to go along to a workshop organised by the Oxfordfordshire Modern Quilters Guild.  Now quilting isn’t really my thing, but handsewing and embroidery are so I decided to give it a whirl.  I’ve been having a really …

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How to Choose your Hadley Fabric

Today we’re going to talk about choosing your Hadley fabric! Probably the most important thing to remember when choosing fabrics is that the Hadley is a shape that needs drape. If you choose something too stiff rather than having an elegant A-line top that flows with you as you move, you’ll sort of be wearing a […]

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Judith Jones – An Icon

Yesterday I heard the sad news that Judith Jones has passed away at the age of 93 at her home in northern Vermont. My heart sank with sadness but also soared with admiration. What a rich and interesting life Judith lived and how incredible it must have…

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Hadley Inspiration

Our vision for the Hadley was to create a top wearable on a daily basis that has bold details. We love the perfect tee, but we also love structured garments. The Hadley is a staple to any wardrobe and has the versatility that we strive for. It features a front seam that gives it a […]

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Does Your Pattern Speak to You? Or, Why I Pattern Hack!

Pattern hacking is not a 1,2, 3 step process for me. Many times I don’t purchase or use a pattern thinking about the possibilities to hack or alter it. Those ideas usually come to me during the cutting and sewing phases. See, I have to work with a pattern and get to know it before…

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My Current Lingerie Inspiration

I just wrapped up production for Madalynne Intimates, and I’m already planning for the next round. Winter, spring and summer 2018 are on my mind. Swim suits might even be in the works. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone. Much of this blog is focused on the sewing aspect of my biz, but I do plan on…

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Software Saturday: Stitched Poetry!

Farewell to My Red Pen By Denise Holguin As Managing Editor, a portion of my time is spent editing the magazine. This includes making sure advertisements are placed, the Buyers Guide has the correct page numbers and the Table of Contents leads readers to the proper articles. I do all these tasks with a red […] Read more…

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Archer Button Up | Swatch Share

The Archer Button Up is our timeless button up that features long sleeves and a collar. It can be casual or formal depending on your fabric choices. If you go with a plaid or a chambray you can have an everyday workwear vibe. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 These […]

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Pretty Toppers – Inspiration

I just wanted to share some more toppers that I like. There are a few design elements that I hope to incorporate into some of my future sewing projects. Enjoy!Cennetta

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A Summer Lookbook (and discount code!) from Oak Fabrics

I hope you all are ready for a Friday treat, because I’ve got one for you! A super cute look book, kits, and a discount code from my local shop (and old employer!) Oak Fabrics featuring our patterns with the amazing … Continue reading

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Inspirational Eye Candy

As part of a Google project on Arts & Culture the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is participating in the project. They have created an amazing and rich website. From here you can explore so many things, including exhibits from their partners (many other museums), historic garments (including a bodice of Elizabeth I), […]

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summer sewing inspiration

The temperatures are up! Here are many summer sewing projects for when it’s hot, hot, hot.

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Free Updates – June 2017!

If you own Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro, you enjoy free updates forever. Really.  Forever.  Many updates work in the background to keep your software compliant with the latest Windows updates. In addition, some PEP updates include new features.  This month, you’ll find three very handy new features.  When you log on to PEP on Monday, […] Read more…

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May at Pauline Alice

May has gone by so fast! We’ve been busy secretly preparing summer patterns but now it’s time to show you some behind-the-scene pictures. Ready? Here’s what we’ve been working one…

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Diane von Furstenberg Stripes

Morning everyone,Today’s post is all about stripe fashionable inspiration.  I viewed one of Diane von Furstenberg 2017 collections and found a few striped garments.  So here goes.

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