Category Archives: Mexico

Danish-Mexish Dress

Fabric: 100% cotton muslin, with machine embroidered flowers  Pattern: New Look 6652 Year: Contempory Notions: Bias tape for neck and armholes  Time to complete:  6 hours  First worn: April 2014  Wear again? OMG yes! It’s one of my favorite summer dresses  Total price: thrifted for less … Continue reading

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Sleeveless Knit Top Test #1

I’m building a travel wardrobe for when I visit hot humid countries this year. I want lightweight, comfortable cotton garments that I can wash and dry by hand and wear the next day. I’m testing a few knit top patterns designed … Continue reading

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The Hawthorn Parade!

I’m thrilled to be in Colette’s Hawthorn Parade. From this group 5 will be selected to win prizes. Please stop by Colette’s and enjoy the fabulous variations of the Hawthorn. It’s amazing what individuality and creativity can start with a … Continue reading

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The Hawthorn Dress Renamed!

I had the pleasure of reading Barbara Kingsolver’s latest novel “Flight Behavior”. It’s about a woman from a small town who is not sure about where life is taking her, but finally figures it out through a series of events … Continue reading

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Mexican Ethnic Dress

Once a upon a time, about six to seven years ago, I received this precious native Mexican (or somewhere south of there) dress as a gift from a dear friend who lives in Puerto Vallarta. It is totally hand-embroidered and … Continue reading

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The Puebla Dress

Four and a half years of my life was spent in Mexico. I became the “la guerra” “la gringa” and when I was dressed up in my early 70’s American hippie attire “la Dona Maria”(more on that later). While traveling … Continue reading

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