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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Episode 002: Romancing the Dress - Show Notes

The Podcast Episode 002: Romancing the Dress has been published in the iTunes Store :-)

o To find and download this free podcast show - search the iTunes store using the phrase Enchanted by Sewing OR follow this link
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• This show is an extension of my regular sewing blog - Me Encanta Coser - which roughly translated means Enchanted By Sewing. My blog is written in English. The name celebrates the historical and modern use of the beautiful Spanish Language in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, where I live.

Please let me know, by posting belowif you find any links I mentioned in the show,  missing from this posting. I find getting all the links in challenging!

October Show Links for Episode 002: Romancing the Dress

Why I find dress sewing enchanting. How I’ve been working on making that enchantment both a time for special occasion sewingand also a time to add to the practical part of my regular, daily arty-romantic California wardrobe.
Includes reflections on dress fashion history as well as techniques for sewing a fitted facing at a dress neckline.
Jackie Kennedy wearing
my favorite Oleg Cassini frock
Her Paris trip?


 • Check out that much be-ruffled pale blue dress in Dainty: Romancing the Dress
    • This McCalls Pattern is my Special-Occasions go-to frock

    • Pattern Review Link and first experiences with my new favorite day-in-day-out dress pattern Vogue v8810 in Romancing The Dress Part 3: The Dress Comes to Life

• I'm continuing my work with v8810 as I begin Envisioning the California Romance Dress

• Patterns
    * Vogue V8810
    * McCalls M5316
• Techniques
• My Sewing Basket

Sewing Projects Planned for October and Completed in September

·      September Sewing Accomplished

• Favorites mentioned multiple times (in alphabetical order)
     -  Cañada Fashion Design and Merchandising Program, Redwood City California
 -    Hot Patterns
 -    The Sew Forth Now Podcast

Upcoming November Show
The Lady Wears Trousers!
 • November’s Theme will be The Lady Wears Trousers

Pensamientos:Why Barbie Doll Doesn’t Always Go Fully Clad
    (No Links)


  1. Laurel, I'm so excited that you have begun a podcast! And what a great job! There are so many good parts, it's hard to choose the best to share with you. But as a vintage Barbie collector and a sewist, I have to say that the reminiscing about Barbie, and the details of making your facing were the top two! Keep up the great work and please continue to share your fashion course info with us, too!

    1. Hi Martha! Thanks for the nice comments. I'm sorry that I missed them. (I thought I had setup email to do that automatically, and I guess I didn't.)

      I really appreciate you letting me know the parts you especially enjoy and I hope you'll continue to enjoy the show.

  2. I just found your podcast and enjoyed listening to this episode. Do you know our podcast? It's the Twin needle podcast:

    1. Hi Maria! I'm sorry I missed seeing your comments. I didn't know about your podcast and I went right out to look for it, and download the first two episodes that caught my eye. I particularly like the way you title them in a manner reminiscent of the "Friends" t.v. show (or is that just me who sees it that way?)

      The cross-borders thing you have going for you is really neat. I like to be a world traveller whether I actually take a plane somewhere, or whether I"m walking around town, meeting and talking to people who come from all kinds of other places.

      Hope to chat more.