1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Cardigans, Sewing, sewing patterns

I’m still here!

No, I haven't run off to join the circus.  Yes, life has gotten a little busy right now but it's interesting that during all the commotion, I am still dreaming of my sewing projects - past, present and future! What am I (still) working on?  My McCall's M7055.  I am hoping it will look great… Continue reading I’m still here!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Cardigans, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns

McCall’s “Learn to Sew for Fun”

Perhaps you remember?  I wanted to make a shrug to match this dress... Then my eyes fell on this cardigan.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the pattern envelope and found out it was a circle with sleeves.  I have seen these patterns on Pinterest (for free).  This is going to be easy!… Continue reading McCall’s “Learn to Sew for Fun”

Cardigans, Dresses, sewing patterns

What day is it today?

It is/was Family Day today (in British Columbia)!  A long weekend away from work/school, etc. - most people enjoying the first long weekend since Christmas with traveling to relatives and other fun activities. It was a beautiful weekend, sunny and 13.5 Celsius (approximately 56 Fahrenheit).  Surprising, since Friday night started off with wind and rain - leading… Continue reading What day is it today?

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

Jungle January and I made it just in time!

Technically speaking, it is still Jungle January here.  Hop on over to Pretty Grievances to see all the WILD garments that she has rounded up!  In the last few waking hours of the day I would like to show you my second Jungle January garment - something that I am very happy with... even if… Continue reading Jungle January and I made it just in time!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

Jungle January and a black & blue Ocelot!

I love starting the year off with #JungleJanuary at Pretty Grievances!  (Above image property of Pretty Grievances.)  I usually don't add jungle prints to my fabric stash, but I am always inspired by Jungle January.  This year I have found two fabrics - one being a black & blue Ocelot.  It's called a Harmony Jacquard, 58%… Continue reading Jungle January and a black & blue Ocelot!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, DESIGNIN' DENIM, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

What I liked, didn’t, and still wanna do!

Over the last few weeks I've had a lot of non-sewing time which I just couldn't tolerate.  To pacify myself, I spent my spare time reading sewing blogs - a lot of them had their roundups of last year. It made me think about what I liked, didn't, and still wanna do with my sewing. So… Continue reading What I liked, didn’t, and still wanna do!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Coats, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

It’s DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! And I’m So Pleased!

It's done!  And I'm so pleased!  For a while now, I have been eyeballing this outfit from Marina Hoermanseder.  I just had to have it!  Of course, it's not my style to wear short shorts to work, so instead I opted for the longer look of wide pants, or  culottes.  Here's Marina Hoermanseder's ORIGINAL... AND… Continue reading It’s DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! And I’m So Pleased!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Coats, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! Another lovely find!

Just browsing through blogs today, I found a lovely Designer Garment COPIED by Amanda of Sew Deputy, which fit the #DESIGNINDECEMBER theme exactly.  I just begged Amanda to let me show it to you.  So if you haven't seen it yet, here it is...  Amanda found a Chloe Metallic Jacquard dress and had to have it for her… Continue reading DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! Another lovely find!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Skirts

DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! Speechless

Just Speechless...  Tonight for DESIGNIN' DECEMBER I have the pleasure of introducing the one and only Mads of Life in A "Mads" House.  Mads might have come to her design in a roundabout way but she has made a lovely copy of this designer dress by Elie Saab. AND HER COPY! Mads has definitely got "the look"… Continue reading DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! Speechless

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

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!