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Sewing Challenges: #So50Visible and #BGchallenge

@sewover50 has been running the #So50Visible Challenge on Instagram and I wasn't too sure if I'd make their deadline of March 15th! And what do you know... I did! And not only did I, but I found out that I could also enter the #BGchallenge (Breaking Ground Challenge)! The aim of #So50Visible is to make… Continue reading Sewing Challenges: #So50Visible and #BGchallenge

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A UFO – not lost, but found!

Last weekend I attacked with renewed energy one of the UFOs I found when I was analyzing my #MMMay2018 results and inventorying my fabric.  (Found?  First I would have to I admit it was lost!  Never!) I had previously made a Designer me-made Copy of a GAP tank top for my sister with a beautiful… Continue reading A UFO – not lost, but found!

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Amber takes a break …

Well!  We are all packed, ready to go on holidays!  Amber, my Singer 421G, finished my swimsuit cover up a few days ago and I've packed her up for a little R&R! I just had to show you the cool stitch that Amber can create, one of many I have yet to discover! This fabric… Continue reading Amber takes a break …

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One step closer to the beach …

My sewing days are running out.  Soon my sister and I leave for Mexico.  As usual, I have a dozen ideas but only so much time - so at the top of the list, besides swimsuits, is cover ups.  I bought the fabric for two cover ups - one for my sister and one for me -… Continue reading One step closer to the beach …

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So I like it …

and it takes A LOT for me to like the style, colour and fit of a swimsuit.  With a few changes, this one was good right out of the envelope.  It's a one piece, which I wanted, and it has flattering gathers at the front to hide all evils.  I removed the gathers at the back though… Continue reading So I like it …

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Amber is put to work …

Perhaps you remember my Singer 421G, a convertible free arm sewing machine made in Germany in 1954.  "Amber" for short!  Since purchasing Amber, she has received a good cleaning and oiling, and I took apart her tension assembly and put her back together again.  She runs smoothly now with a nice stitch. I love the sound she… Continue reading Amber is put to work …