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  1. Laura Casey Interiors says:

    I am working on learning to sew this summer too. Can't wait to see your progress.

  2. Miss Madras says:

    Looks like it is a theme this summer. I, too, am honing the sewing skills with interior decorating projects.

  3. bluehydrangea says:

    I have Julie & Julia on my list..can't wait to get started!! good luck with the sewing. i can only sew straight lines and make gathers and it is amazing what I can whip up on that old sewing machine!

  4. california dreaming says:

    that is on my summer project list too! – I look forward to hearing your stories.

  5. Sweet Nothings says:

    OH its on my list too before the movie comes out in August!

    and I concur, I would love to live in Kate Spades world! Just carrying her totes and wearing the shoes inspire me a little to be this preppy glamazon.

  6. Kwana says:

    Good luck on your summer project. I know you can master it! I have the old Readers Digest Guide to Sewing and have used it for years since fashion school. I hear the old book may be netter than the new. http://www.amazon.com/Readers-Digest-Complete-Guide-Sewing/dp/0895770261

    I still refer to it when I do sew which is rarely.

  7. Fifi Flowers says:

    I'm just start Julie & Julia… good to hear you liked… I am liking it so far… looking forward to seeing the movie… read My Life in France by Julia Child first.
    GOOD LUCK with your sewing project!

  8. Alicia B. Designs says:

    Go for it! I got my sewing machine out after my move and I've been sewing so much and making tons of pillows!

  9. ticklishfromadistance says:

    Read it years ago and now need to browse it again before the movie So excited. No sewing books. If you hear of a great one, would love to know!

  10. Blueprint Bliss says:

    I took a beginners sewing class (just (4) two hour classes) and it made the biggest difference. I felt that I learned enough to start larger projects on my own.

    I LOVE to read. Hope to do a book review soon of what's on my summer list.

  11. down and out chic says:

    i'd love to learn how to sew. give me some tips when you start learning!

  12. Aartee says:

    This was my plan this summer too…trying to schedule some time for lessons with my grandma!

  13. Alathia says:

    My recommendation is for any of the Singer sewing books. They have great color photos. I can also recommend a sewing related website, http://www.patternreview.com. There are reviews of sewing machines, patterns, books, notions, online classes & discussion forums.

  14. Blair says:

    Oh, I do too! I need to find a book quite badly–I read interior design books and glossies all the time and always tell myself that I don't have time to read a book on another topic. I actually have Eat, Pray Love sitting on my bedside table–think i have read one page:)

  15. Felicity says:

    I'm really having trouble finishing Julie & Julia – the author is so whiny! I'm surprised by how many posters like it…

    I love projects though, and I'm glad it inspired you! I always break out my sewing machine during summer break and work on curtains, pillows, and maybe even a dress or two. Have fun!

  16. urbansardines says:

    Can't wait to hear about your sewing project… I've really wanted to learn but keep putting it off for a… um… more "convenient" time 🙂

  17. mrosev14 says:

    Good luck battling the sewing machine. I am this close (index finger and thumb touching) to buying a sewing machine…we'll see.

  18. Maria Killam says:

    Love that post! Kate spade is so great is she not? I prefer Coach bags though, bags that cost money, I want the logo splashed all over it, that makes me happy!!

  19. Paige says:

    I am learning how to smock this summer, then next summer I plan to learn to sew so I can put it all together!!

  20. PS~Erin says:

    Learning to sew is on my list of things to do… I don't think it'll happen this summer though. Glad you mentioned that book. I'm almost done with The Last Lecture. It's a good one to get you on the right track.

  21. abby jenkins says:

    Just started J&J, look forward to some down time on the Outer Banks to get ot read more than a half page before it hits me in the face…yes, I TRY to read in bed, never works.

    Sew your heart out! I can't wait to see/hear all about it.

    p.s. pillow cases are fun and realllyyyyy easy to make.

  22. Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie says:

    I too am working on sewing!! How alike are we!?

    Currently I am reading (yet another) Jackie O biography and then I plan on reading about Grey Gardens! Julie & Julia might have to be read as well!!

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