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So to continue my …

#makenine2019 and my Islander Sewing Systems "Jacket Express"! Last week my sewing got off to a rough start! First of all a couple of Fridays ago, I couldn't get home without taking a good run, a few times, at the first of many hills we have ... without success. I abandoned my vehicle on the… Continue reading So to continue my …

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How many ways are there to sew a pocket?

I've started the first garment of my #makenine2019! Top left corner ... my jean jacket ... #makenine2019 ... with a cool twist! I want it to look as close as possible to the one my Inspiration is wearing! (the lady on the left) I don't want to use leather though and I can only assume… Continue reading How many ways are there to sew a pocket?

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I have nothing to wear …

I have a closet full of handmade garments and I've lost my inspiration to get dressed in the morning ... I have nothing to wear ... So the other day, I started wandering through my fabric stash and patterns and my Craftsy courses to be inspired, and I remembered I had purchased this one a… Continue reading I have nothing to wear …

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My “burrito” experience.

I have pretty much finished my cotton/Tencel Sewaholic Nicola - after sewing on the last of my buttons the only thing left for me to do (seriously) is take photos.  That's it! Since I haven't got the photos done yet, I thought I would share some techniques and changes I have made in the pattern with you… Continue reading My “burrito” experience.

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It really is BLACK!

Honestly, why is BLACK so difficult to photograph?  It must just suck in all the light around it!  Anyway... I have finished my 4th pair of pants, black ones, after spending extensive time with the muslin and making three pairs after that.  I thought my blue pair was my favourite - best fitting and lovely fabric.  Those… Continue reading It really is BLACK!

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Betcha by Golly ya thought it was gonna be about a UFO!

You know how it is.  You finish a garment and there is something that is not quite right about it.  So you put it aside for later... and there it sits. Two weeks ago, I posted about my finished blue pants.  The only problem is that I sewed the invisible zipper in too close and… Continue reading Betcha by Golly ya thought it was gonna be about a UFO!