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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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Photos really help!

Every time I make a pair of pants (trousers) for myself I first take a look at this photo.  No, I did not make these.  This is how RTW (ready to wear) fits on my body - and this is the right size.  Just awful!  This photo reminds me that no matter how little or how much… Continue reading Photos really help!

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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 …

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Like a kid in a candy shop …

I've been participating in #miymarch17 on IG and the prompt for today was "COMMUNITY".  The sewing community is definitely a wonderful place to share knowledge, projects and friendship.  Today's prompt reminded me that I haven't had the chance to share this with you yet - my visit to the creativfestival, certainly another way to meet… Continue reading Like a kid in a candy shop …

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Finishing that friggin’ UFO … (Part 2)

I apologize for not posting sooner.  I did continue working on my Sister's shirt/jacket during the last week, the final chapter of my Sister's Sewing Projects, although I am sure she will eventually think of something else for me to do!  I am using Simplicity 5455, a pattern from 2003.  I started it here using two wonderful fabrics,… Continue reading Finishing that friggin’ UFO … (Part 2)

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Taking care of a UFO… (Part 1)

I thought, now that I have my pants muslin sorted out, that I better finish off my one and only UFO (Un Finished Object) before it was full steam ahead with my pants.  A while back I made a skirt for my sister, another garment in my "Sister's Sewing Projects".  The fabrics used were both 97% cotton… Continue reading Taking care of a UFO… (Part 1)