DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Skirts, Tops

No mistletoe, just a Christmas tree.

My sister suggested I use mistletoe as a prop in my next blog photo session.  Sorry sis, I have no mistletoe, but I do have a Christmas tree and my finished DESIGNIN' DECEMBER Copy! I decided in the beginning of the year that I wanted to copy this Designer Original top. and this Designer Original skirt. I… Continue reading No mistletoe, just a Christmas tree.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

My DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER COPY is done… but…

I haven't got any photos yet.  Sorry!  😦 I just finished hand sewing and ironing my top and my skirt but I'm not going to have a chance to take photos for a couple of days.  I'm going out of town again.  But I promise as soon as I get back I will take some… Continue reading My DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER COPY is done… but…

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

One down, one to go!

I have been sewing my DESIGNIN' DECEMBER copies and now that I have finished my top, I thought it was time I checked in with you.  You already know I want to make this Designer Original bell-sleeved top by Ellery Neu. I'm using McCall's M6896, view E.  I adjusted the pattern a few weeks ago to… Continue reading One down, one to go!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, I made it!! 2016, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Winnie and I go on a road trip…

and there are strange goings on in our hotel room... I spent last weekend out of town, with one night in a hotel, with nothing to keep me occupied.  Well, nothing except my 1952 Singer Featherweight 221, or "Winnie" for short.  (If you would like to learn how I acquired Winnie and all her deets,… Continue reading Winnie and I go on a road trip…

Cardigans, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, sewing patterns

Which personality do you like the best?

Last week I cut out my Hunter Green Chevron knit fabric (85% polyester and 15% rayon) and a white linen-look fabric from my stash (actually a fabric given to me, along with a few others, by a friend) to make my first reversible garment.  I put a lot of thought into cutting out this Chevron fabric as… Continue reading Which personality do you like the best?

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…

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, I made it!! 2016, Sewing

No fitting problems last weekend!

Happily you do not have to do much fitting when making a bag for your sister.  A while ago I posted on Instagram this photo - asking "What do you think my next project will be".  There are some clever sewists out there that guessed the answer correctly.  (Sorry, no prize for the winner!) My… Continue reading No fitting problems last weekend!

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

Last weekend’s accomplishments.

Well there wasn't much time for sewing, my sister came for a visit!  I had my pants finished in advance so that we could laze around all weekend.  Well, except for the 5 km walk/jog we did.  My two sisters and I did the CIBC Run for the Cure Sunday.  It wasn't too hot and it… Continue reading Last weekend’s accomplishments.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

A perfect place for my pockets.

Perhaps you remember my denim skirt?  I spent a couple of days trying to decide whether to sew on the back pockets, or not.  Well, I have found a perfect place for them! A while ago, I found the FREE pdf pattern from By Hand London, the Polly Top.  I knew it would be perfect for the… Continue reading A perfect place for my pockets.

Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, Skirts

A simple Boho skirt… and Daniel Craig.

A friend has asked if I can make her a Boho/peasant skirt similar to one she owns already.  No problem, happy to assist... it just might cost you a few "mike's Hard Black Cherry Lemonade" beverages though!   C.P. (let's call her that) has done her research and came equipped with instructions she has found… Continue reading A simple Boho skirt… and Daniel Craig.