DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, DESIGNIN' DENIM, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

What I liked, didn’t, and still wanna do!

Over the last few weeks I've had a lot of non-sewing time which I just couldn't tolerate.  To pacify myself, I spent my spare time reading sewing blogs - a lot of them had their roundups of last year. It made me think about what I liked, didn't, and still wanna do with my sewing. So… Continue reading What I liked, didn’t, and still wanna do!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Coats, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

It’s DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! And I’m So Pleased!

It's done!  And I'm so pleased!  For a while now, I have been eyeballing this outfit from Marina Hoermanseder.  I just had to have it!  Of course, it's not my style to wear short shorts to work, so instead I opted for the longer look of wide pants, or  culottes.  Here's Marina Hoermanseder's ORIGINAL... AND… Continue reading It’s DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! And I’m So Pleased!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

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!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, Skirts

I have proper photos … and a Give Away!

Perhaps you remember my "Sister's Sewing Projects", so far I have made three skirts.  I have a Mother of the Groom dress half-finished and three other dresses to cut out yet - the Mother of the Groom dress is the most important, obviously! I want to share with you the proper "model" photos of my… Continue reading I have proper photos … and a Give Away!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

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!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Coats, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, sewing patterns

Two of the “Oldest UFOs” in the World!

Yes, I promised you.  Here is it. A while ago, I bought two jacket patterns and some lovely red polyester knit, not too stretchy, and a green embossed polyester.  At least I think they are polyester - I can't even remember where or when I bought them, let alone anything else about them.  But I… Continue reading Two of the “Oldest UFOs” in the World!