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So to continue my …

#makenine2019 and my Islander Sewing Systems "Jacket Express"! Last week my sewing got off to a rough start! First of all a couple of Fridays ago, I couldn't get home without taking a good run, a few times, at the first of many hills we have ... without success. I abandoned my vehicle on the… Continue reading So to continue my …

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How many ways are there to sew a pocket?

I've started the first garment of my #makenine2019! Top left corner ... my jean jacket ... #makenine2019 ... with a cool twist! I want it to look as close as possible to the one my Inspiration is wearing! (the lady on the left) I don't want to use leather though and I can only assume… Continue reading How many ways are there to sew a pocket?

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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!

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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!

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The Good News … and the Bad News.

The Good News ... I'm feeling better, even though my nose doesn't.  I felt good enough to spend most of this weekend sewing.  Yippee!  You might remember, I left off with the slash pockets being completed on my third pair of pants (out of the four I want to make for myself).  Gotta love that RTW… Continue reading The Good News … and the Bad News.

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Three (almost three) Out of Four Done!

Let me explain...  This past week our household was hit with the worst "COLD" in its history.  It started with our Daughter, then Me, then Mr. Green Thumb.  It hasn't hit our Son yet, but Heaven help us if he gets it as he is in the middle of a University term and can't afford… Continue reading Three (almost three) Out of Four Done!

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In a panic for pants (trousers)!

Hello again!  Here I am!  The real thing! My RTW Fast year is close to ending and I am still filling in the gaps in my handmade wardrobe.  There is still time left to sew up some pants for myself though - I would love to have a pair of black, blue and brown pants… Continue reading In a panic for pants (trousers)!

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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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Learning something new…

For the past few weeks I have been working on my Islander Sewing Systems, "MotorCity Express jacket". I received this pattern when I purchased the Craftsy course “Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction“.   I have worked on the facings and lining layer, my sleeve gusset zippers and zipper pockets, and last week my fashion… Continue reading Learning something new…

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It’s better with interfacing.

As you might remember, I have been working on my Motor City Express Jacket, which I started here and here.  I received this pattern when I purchased the Craftsy course "Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction".  (I just love it when the courses I want go on sale!)  I am so looking forward to wearing my… Continue reading It’s better with interfacing.