Category Archives: Women’s Clothing

A Summer Staple – The Gemma Tank

If I was a poet and was gifted with rhyme and song, I would call this post ‘Ode to a tank top’ or ‘Ode to Gemma’.  Alas,  I am not, but you’re still welcome to sing this post in your … Continue reading

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Womens Tunic / Dress from Handmade Style #2

It’s May…Hooray!  I love this month.  The trees and flowers are budding and it also happens to be the first day of the Me Made May challenge. I’ve just taken the pledge myself, and you might want to if it interests you, … Continue reading

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Summer Tops

It seems kind of funny to title this blog post ‘Summer Tops’, a few days after a crazy snowstorm!  Snow storm ‘Stella’ just ripped through here on Tuesday leaving a snowy, icy mess.  The kids and I were housebound and cozy and … Continue reading

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The New Year and another Esme

Happy New Year to you!  I hope your holidays were merry and peaceful. I’ve been missing this space but have had my head down this fall, getting through four birthdays in my immediate family, three in my extended family and four holidays, … Continue reading

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I love fair isle sweaters.  I think about them a lot.  Is that weird?  Perhaps.  I have always wanted to knit one.  Many years ago my mother in law gave me the most beautiful lavender fair-isle sweater with gorgeous colors in the yoke (from LL … Continue reading

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Monday after school we made a mad dash for the beach.  It is unseasonably warm this week and although everyone was tired it was unanimously voted that a beach run was in order.  I feel very blessed to live in … Continue reading

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A feminist top?

A couple of weeks ago, I bought this lovely rayon fabric at Pintuck and Pearl (a local-ish shop in NH…see here).  I had seen it before at this store and kept thinking about it, so I went back to buy … Continue reading

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Last tank of the summer…

My sewing room is a mess (messy sewer here) and I’ve been working on reorganizing my sewing space.  There’s something about the change of seasons that makes one want to clean, reorganize and get rid of the old.  In my … Continue reading

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This month marks a transition for many people.  Summer is still hanging on but coming to an end.  Most kids are back in school.  Some nights it is pretty cool here in New England and many of our thoughts move … Continue reading

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Women’s Tunic/Dress from Handmade Style

  I’ve been slowly (very slowly) working on the Women’s Tunic from Anna Graham’s book ‘Handmade Style’ over the summer.  I bought this beautiful rayon last year and wasn’t exactly sure what to make with it.  When we went to Martha’s … Continue reading

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