DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

My Designin’ December me-made Copy!

My Designin' December me-made Copy is finished!  I decided long ago to copy this Designer Original ... an Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2018.I did notice that it had these strange looking tied-on sleeves and decided those would be a work place hazard for me!  I did like the length of the sleeves and the… Continue reading My Designin’ December me-made Copy!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

Designin’ December Questions and my progress with my DD me-made Copy …

I had a couple of Questions about Designin' December.  Do I have to copy a "high-end" Designer?  Nope!  If your taste leans towards something like these Nordstrom jeans - from Veronica Beard RTW at a cost of CAD $418.42 - make them!I say ... "Why buy when you can make it yourself - better and for… Continue reading Designin’ December Questions and my progress with my DD me-made Copy …

Bag Making, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing machines

Another Rosie© Bag and the Circle Craft Christmas Market

The holidays are fast approaching and along with organizing and sewing for Designin' December, I have been asked and have decided to make a few Rosie© Bags as gifts.  I have a few cut out and I'll be slipping the finished Bags on here as they get done, so you can have a look at them… Continue reading Another Rosie© Bag and the Circle Craft Christmas Market

Cardigans, I made it!! 2018, Sewing

Refashion …

to fashion (something) again or differently; remake; alter. I know I have made patterns exactly according to instructions, and I've also made them in my own haphazard way.  Refashioning this cardigan was something new for me! My sister bought this cardigan on-line.  As soon as it arrived she knew that it was NOT what was… Continue reading Refashion …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

McCall’s M7390 – I sort of like it.

I bought this pattern, McCall's M7390, a while ago and have waited all this time to find a striped fabric that would work.  I did find a 100% linen with wide uneven stripes which I liked, but when the sales person measured it up, there was only 1.4 m left on the bolt.  My pattern… Continue reading McCall’s M7390 – I sort of like it.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns

How to make a simple sewing machine cover …

And keep your cats out of your stuff! As you can probably guess, not having a proper sewing room, Simon and Sophie love getting into my stuff!  (I use a small sewing cabinet on wheels, which I love.  It lets me sew in any room or corner of the house!)  Before today, I covered my… Continue reading How to make a simple sewing machine cover …