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20 April

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    Yesterday, 05.31 PMby Cleetus

    The Red Crepe de Chine blouse you made, at Ode to Sew, really looks great. Do you think you will post an article on sewing with silk? I mostly do knits now but I would be interested in tips on working with silk.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Yesterday, 08.10 PMby slmnstyle

      That is a great idea! I should do a sewing tutorial or two on my blog. Sewing with silk can be tricky and takes patience, but is so rewarding!

2 days ago

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    2 days ago, 04.54 PMby Cleetus

    “Here are some images I gathered of comparable silk tanks going for at least $138 at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus….”

    I looked at your Ode to Sew website, and when I read that, it confirmed I made the right decision to learn sewing. Women shopping for clothes in those stores might as well put a “Kick Me” sign on their backs. Nordstrom had a dress similar to this one, which I made for a freind, for $455.00:


    That is outrageously expensive for mass produced stuff. Nowadays it’s the home sewers who make handsome and quality clothing. Store boughten clothes, with only a few exceptions, are drab and poorly made.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      2 days ago, 08.47 PMby slmnstyle

      Hi there! Thanks for checking out my blog! I totally agree. That is why I learned to sew too as I love clothes and always want more, and sewing my own was the only way to afford what I want and how I want, plus gives me the freedom to be creative and have it “my way”. Great job on the dress!

10 March

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    Mar 10, 2014, 08.34 PMby MrsCharisma

    Congrats on the Threads feature!!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Mar 10, 2014, 10.14 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much Mrs. Charisma! I look forward to it being in the Reader’s Closet in an upcoming issue. Can’t wait! -Stephanie

23 December

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    Dec 23, 2013, 08.51 PMby GeorgieT74

    Your Luxe Pussy Bow Blouse is just beautiful.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Dec 23, 2013, 09.28 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you very much!