I made it!! 2014, Pants, Tops

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... for 2014! The other week I showed you my housecoat, which I did up, mostly, without a pattern.  This week I've got the PJ's done.  I'm using an EASY pattern, McCall's M7060. I could have probably used the same bodice sloper I used for my housecoat, as there isn't much to the PJ top,… Continue reading Last post ….

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Coats, I made it!! 2014, Sewing

Hunkering down for the winter…

... not that it has even snowed yet.  Hopefully it will not be anything like the freaky Winter of '96 (photo below and see source post here). It doesn't snow much here ("knock on wood") but I intend on getting warm and cozy in December anyway.  So to start I have made a fuzzy fleece… Continue reading Hunkering down for the winter…

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, I made it!! 2014, Sewing, Tops

It’s not that bad, I’ve seen UFO’s older than this …

... my UnFinished Object is only from April!  I found it and two others when I was cleaning up my pattern and fabric stash! I'm surprised I never finished this shirt right away as I love this fabric!  Then again, I am glad I didn't finish it right away as by the time I did… Continue reading It’s not that bad, I’ve seen UFO’s older than this …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, I made it!! 2014, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing

Whoot! Whoot! Whoot!

It's time to announce the winners of last week's giveaway!  I used a List Randomizer on Random.org to pick the winners.  I typed in all your names, pressed "go" and it randomly sorted your names, with the first two names being: 1. UtaC 2. Sewing with Scoobys I did the same for my two pattern names… Continue reading Whoot! Whoot! Whoot!

Dresses, I made it!! 2014, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

No rain, a new hair-do and a new dress!

... this is Happiness! It's Frocktober! A while ago I received my Sewaholic Yaletown pattern in the mail and knew I had to sew it up with my Batic 100% rayon purchased during my shopping trip to Vancouver!  My dress is done now, just in time, and I am very pleased with it. This pattern was… Continue reading No rain, a new hair-do and a new dress!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, I made it!! 2014, Sewing, Sewing Books, sewing courses, Tops

Quiet Please! Studying in Session!

I have definitely been busy, not sewing, but studying.  I have been working on my Bodice fitting shell!  When done, I hope to use it as a guide for fitting other patterns or even, some day, designing some patterns for myself! A while back, I bought myself the Craftsy courses "Fast-Track Fitting" and "Fast-Track Fitting: In The… Continue reading Quiet Please! Studying in Session!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Coats, Craftsy courses, Denim, I made it!! 2014, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing courses

Pondering buttonholes…

I have been pondering buttonholes...  but first let me tell you about one of the best Craftsy courses I have taken, Sew Better, Sew Faster, featuring a pattern from Islander Sewing Systems, Jacket Express #218.  (Not being paid to say this neither, just my opinion!) I have taken about a dozen Craftsy courses - some… Continue reading Pondering buttonholes…

I made it!! 2014, Sewing

Only my second “up cycle”!

I was asked by a friend to fix up a set of curtains for her.  She had 3 panels of store bought drapes with large grommets at the top for a rod to pass through and she wanted them changed to 2 wider panels of drapes, wide enough to cover her window, with some fullness,… Continue reading Only my second “up cycle”!

I made it!! 2014, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Tops

A Tale of Four Tees – Last but not Least!

Tonight I am catching up on my TNT Tee Contest posts and I wish to show you my last Tee, the 4th.  I have my Tee #1 here, and Tee #2 here and here is Tee #3.  You already know that this is my 4th make with my Butterick pattern - B5988.  With this one… Continue reading A Tale of Four Tees – Last but not Least!

I made it!! 2014, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Tops

A Tale of Four Tees – #3

I finished Patternreview's TNT Tee Contest.  My 4 Tees are done, submitted to Patternreview, now I can finish posting about them here.  I have my Tee #1 here, and my Tee #2 here and here is my Tee #3....  I am still using my Butterick pattern B5988, although this time I have stuck to the… Continue reading A Tale of Four Tees – #3