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

New Look 6803 – The Day and Night Dress Challenge, Part 1

Where has the week gone!  We had a holiday on Monday ("Family Day"), which I spent watching movies and sewing ... then it was back to work and not knowing what day it was - pure chaos! But I have finished 1/2 of my Day and Night Dress Challenge - the "Day" part - it's… Continue reading New Look 6803 – The Day and Night Dress Challenge, Part 1

Cardigans, Dresses, Fabrics, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

But I can do this!

  I was all set to cut and tape my Itch to Stitch Lisbon Cardigan.  You probably know the one.  Almost everyone has already made one! I was all set to cut out this beautiful knit print that I purchased last August.  Yes, it's a few months old, not my oldest fabric though!  This is… Continue reading But I can do this!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

I have to have the perfect Zippered Crossbody bag … (Part 2)

I have really been enjoying this project!  My inspiration was the Sallie Tomato Zippy Crossbody Bag.  I started it last post here and finished it just this week. There weren't many details to finish it off.  Let me show you how I did it ... I sewed in my D-rings for my strap between my two… Continue reading I have to have the perfect Zippered Crossbody bag … (Part 2)

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

I have to have the perfect Zippered Crossbody bag … (Part 1)

I used to buy more bags than clothes.  Every time I walked past a bag shop I would stop in.  After "just stopping in" a few days in a row, I'd finally buy what I had been looking at.  Now that I think about it, I pretty much always bought bags with the same "insides"… Continue reading I have to have the perfect Zippered Crossbody bag … (Part 1)

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

A simple, but necessary project! (And my #reSEWlutions!)

Perhaps you have seen these photos on my Instagram account?  It seems I can't crochet in peace - Simon will steal my ball of yarn away and Sophie will play with the length of yarn.  This calls for a simple, but necessary project! Perhaps you have seen this advertisement on Facebook or Instagram?  This is… Continue reading A simple, but necessary project! (And my #reSEWlutions!)

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Skirts, Tops

My Designer me-made Copy …

Happily, I have managed to get everything finished on time and was only waiting for some nice weather to take photos outside.  This is not a photo of MY weather but the weather in Calgary, Alberta.  I'm so happy we don't have this kind of snow!  We actually have had some pretty good weather here… Continue reading My Designer me-made Copy …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

My sister’s Designin’ December idea!

Yes, my sister, who isn’t fond of sewing (she loves to draw), asked me a few weeks ago  to make her a top.  No rush, no pressure, it would be great though if it was ready by the date of her husband’s Christmas party, this Saturday - which actually wasn't a problem. She had already… Continue reading My sister’s Designin’ December idea!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

I finished my dress!

Well ... actually my sister's dress - part of my "Sister's Sewing Project".  It's a border print and I've fallen in love with it.  Border print fabric is not easy to find!   My sister wanted this dress - she took this photo from the TV!  It was her inspiration.   And she found a… Continue reading I finished my dress!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Dresses, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

I’m back!

Last weekend started out as a busy weekend and turned into a challenging week, but let me show you what I did! I am still working on my sister's dress - part of my "Sister's Sewing Project".  She would like this dress, in this 100% cotton border print and I am using this pattern, Butterick… Continue reading I’m back!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

The battle is over!

It started off bad.  I wanted a dress like my mom and aunt.  I wanted it out of this fabric (100% Rayon, which I love) and I thought I could alter this pattern to what I wanted.  That's when my problems started.  If you missed it, you can read about it here.     So… Continue reading The battle is over!