1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

I finished my dress!

Well ... actually my sister's dress - part of my "Sister's Sewing Project".  It's a border print and I've fallen in love with it.  Border print fabric is not easy to find!   My sister wanted this dress - she took this photo from the TV!  It was her inspiration.   And she found a… Continue reading I finished my dress!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Dresses, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

I’m back!

Last weekend started out as a busy weekend and turned into a challenging week, but let me show you what I did! I am still working on my sister's dress - part of my "Sister's Sewing Project".  She would like this dress, in this 100% cotton border print and I am using this pattern, Butterick… Continue reading I’m back!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sergers, Sewing, sewing patterns

… future’s so bright I gotta wear shades!

Seriously, it's been a HOT summer.  No rainfall the whole month of July, not a shower or drizzle.  The temperatures are supposed to get up to 33 C (91.4 F) this week!  It's a good thing I took the opportunity to run outside today and take my blog photos - I think I will be… Continue reading … future’s so bright I gotta wear shades!

Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage patterns, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

One of my favourites …

I started this dress last week (read the prequel right here).  I love this pattern.  It's a remake of a classic dress pattern, Butterick B5920 "Retro '51".  Comfortable and easy to make.  The fabric is lightweight and soft, an Ellena Rayon Twill Print, 100% Rayon.  I even found the perfect buttons for my fabric. Now… Continue reading One of my favourites …

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Dresses, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Skirts, Tops

A bit of a set back …

Yes, I had a bit of a set back.  As soon as I returned from my lazy holiday in Mexico my back went out.  Walking is fine, standing is fine.  That's about it.  So ... no sitting in my sewing chair.  🙁 I couldn't help but dream, browse, and plan my future projects though ...… Continue reading A bit of a set back …

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

Love the dress… The Pattern? Not so much…

Sorry...  But this is not the first time I have been shaking my head at a pattern envelope or PDF.  This time it is McCall's M7169.  I love the photo and diagrams.  This is another garment in my "Sister's Sewing Projects".   Let me start with... I love my sister's fabric choices!  Both fabrics are cotton… Continue reading Love the dress… The Pattern? Not so much…