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Photos really help!

Every time I make a pair of pants (trousers) for myself I first take a look at this photo.  No, I did not make these.  This is how RTW (ready to wear) fits on my body - and this is the right size.  Just awful!  This photo reminds me that no matter how little or how much… Continue reading Photos really help!

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Giving it another go …

I started the year with the #2017makenine Challenge - pick nine patterns and get 'er done during the year!  So far, I am not too sure if I have been successful though.  I started with the dress pattern in the bottom left hand corner.  It was Vogue 9202, but it turned into a top, McCalls… Continue reading Giving it another go …

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What I did on my summer vacation. (Part II)

... just a hint … it involved a LOT of butt gazing! The first (and last) time I sewed myself a pair of pants (trousers) was when I was in grade 8.  It was a tunic top and hipster/bell bottom pants, sort of like this pattern, made of PINK 100% polyester (the heavy stuff). Those… Continue reading What I did on my summer vacation. (Part II)

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I should buy a lottery ticket…

I'm considering myself to be quite lucky!  A couple of weeks ago I won a giveaway (sewing machine feet) from Saturday Night Stitch.  (Thank you again!)  And now... sewtakeahike recently had a giveaway on her blog ... and you guessed it... I won! I had my eyeballs on the "Runaround Bag" pattern from noodlehead that was… Continue reading I should buy a lottery ticket…

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More studying! … Skirt Fitting Shell …

It's not really my first garment of 2015, I certainly wouldn't wear it outside the house, but it is a really important one.  A while ago I measured and drafted my Bodice Fitting Shell from Vogue pattern V1004. During my time off work over Christmas, I continued with my studies using my Craftsy courses “Fast-Track Fitting” and… Continue reading More studying! … Skirt Fitting Shell …

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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!