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, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

The battle is over!

It started off bad.  I wanted a dress like my mom and aunt.  I wanted it out of this fabric (100% Rayon, which I love) and I thought I could alter this pattern to what I wanted.  That's when my problems started.  If you missed it, you can read about it here.     So… Continue reading The battle is over!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Tops, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

A long drawn out battle with beautiful fabric …

and I'm not quite finished yet! Let me tell you what's up ... I have been searching for a pattern and fabric to make a "replica" of my mother's and aunt's dresses in this photo.  My Aunt was a seamstress back in Europe and she not only sewed for clients but also for herself and… Continue reading A long drawn out battle with beautiful fabric …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing machines, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

And I'm certainly not one to waste recycled denim!  So let's make another bag.  This one is not quite big enough to hold my iPad, not like the last one I made.  This one seemed to go together quicker too!  Perhaps it wasn't as "fancy" or perhaps I'm actually getting used to throwing them together?!?… Continue reading What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

How to sew a recycled denim handbag. Part 2

Back again!  To recap last week's post ... I wanted to make myself a 100% recycled denim bag, using denim strips like those bags I saw on Pinterest.  Last week I cut up my denim jeans, pieced and sewed the strips together and fused on the interfacing for my outer bag walls.  I sewed the… Continue reading How to sew a recycled denim handbag. Part 2