1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Cardigans, Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Skirts

Let me talk about new toys…

For as long as I can remember, I have been sewing in my invisible zippers with a Singer Zipper foot that fits on my Janome sewing machine (below right).  It bounces around a bit, but it's ok.  A few months ago I purchased this "Unique" brand package.  A plastic Zipper Foot with a variety of shanks… Continue reading Let me talk about new toys…

Cardigans, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

Finished … is it a Success?

I thought I would show you what I have been up to this past week.  I have finally finished my black cardigan, McCall’s M7055.  A McCall's "Learn to Sew for Fun" pattern.  When I opened the pattern envelope, I was surprised to find it was nothing but a CIRCLE with sleeves! I didn't have much left… Continue reading Finished … is it a Success?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Cardigans, Sewing, sewing patterns

I’m still here!

No, I haven't run off to join the circus.  Yes, life has gotten a little busy right now but it's interesting that during all the commotion, I am still dreaming of my sewing projects - past, present and future! What am I (still) working on?  My McCall's M7055.  I am hoping it will look great… Continue reading I’m still here!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Cardigans, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns

McCall’s “Learn to Sew for Fun”

Perhaps you remember?  I wanted to make a shrug to match this dress... Then my eyes fell on this cardigan.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the pattern envelope and found out it was a circle with sleeves.  I have seen these patterns on Pinterest (for free).  This is going to be easy!… Continue reading McCall’s “Learn to Sew for Fun”

Cardigans, Dresses, sewing patterns

What day is it today?

It is/was Family Day today (in British Columbia)!  A long weekend away from work/school, etc. - most people enjoying the first long weekend since Christmas with traveling to relatives and other fun activities. It was a beautiful weekend, sunny and 13.5 Celsius (approximately 56 Fahrenheit).  Surprising, since Friday night started off with wind and rain - leading… Continue reading What day is it today?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Cardigans, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

I (heart) RED!!

The Monthly Stitch Challenge in February was "Miss Bossy" telling us what solid colour we must sew up.  Miss Bossy's commands for me were:  yellow (which makes me look like the walking dead!), blue (which I love), or RED (which I really love).  So lucky me, Miss Bossy was surprisingly kind and told me I had… Continue reading I (heart) RED!!