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Sewing (clothing) again

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I grew up in a family that sewed. On of my favorite memories is going home from school one day and asking Mom Mom to help me make a dress for a choral concert that night. I loved that time with Mom as much as the dress, one of my favorites!

Mom and I made a dress for Sloane, how special to be making a dress for her great grandchild.

She is Julian’s sister, poor bump! She is also SUCH a GIRL!! She loved putting my shoes to walk around.

I don’t know if Julian actually wants a shirt, but as a grandmother I can’t make something for one grandchild and not the other. So I’m learning to make a shirt. How did I grow up sewing without the help of YouTube??? I keep saying I’m going to get a job writing instructions for making bags. CLOTHING INSTRUCTIONS ARE WORSE!!! After hours of searching, I found a website that helped me make an acceptable collar for Julian’s dinosaur shirt.

On to the sleeves…..

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July 18, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Battle At Versailles

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Hi!  Mike’s company recently put this film together.  I had no idea that this happened – did you?

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March 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Is It Spring Yet?

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Its been cold and rainy and gross in NYC this week . . . makes me VERY excited for my upcoming trip to Mexico for Thanksgiving AND to Florida (yay!!) for Christmas.  Speaking of Spring, Don’s girlfriend Rachel recently released a new Spring/Summer 2015 line with her fashion label Kora Rae.

Here are a few pages from the look book.  LOVE all of these – especially the one in the middle.

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LOVE all of these but would have to do squats and lunges for DAYS to look presentable in either of the skirts.


The jumpsuit!


She’s currently raising money through Kickstarter for the 2015 line.  You can donate (like me!) and watch a really nice brand video made for the campaign below.


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October 23, 2014 at 10:37 am

What’s Blue and White and Beautiful All Over?

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Christian Siriano’s Spring/Summer 2015 line is the answer. I am so happy for the success he’s had since Project Runway (speaking of, how awesome is this season!?).  He’s one of my favorite people to follow in Instagram.

Here are a few of my favorites.

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September 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

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I Have To Stop Wearing Head To Toe Black

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September 10, 2014 at 9:25 am

2014 Met Ball

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The was my favorite dress . . .


Jamie Beck took over the Met’s Instagram account . . . this was my favorite picture she took. Check out the others!  So beautiful . . . and the weather could not have been more perfect last night.


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May 6, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Posted in Dara, Fashion

Long Dress Search

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So for Vicki’s wedding she said she wants her “girls” to wear long dresses with some sort of pattern.  I never realized that dresses like that are so hard to find.  Here are a few top contenders.


This doesn’t have a bunch of pattern but Vicki approved it. The only thing that makes me nervous about this dress is the length.  Notice the model has flats on?




This is my current favorite.


Which one is your favorite?

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April 28, 2014 at 10:01 am

Posted in Dara, Fashion