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…