Cardigans, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Hopeful for a new cardi and avoiding some tension problems …

A while ago I purchased two fabrics - both 85% polyester and 15% rayon knits - a Chevron pattern, one a Hunter Green and one a Red.  Just on a whim.  These fabrics spread out are a bit overwhelming for my taste - but they were too beautiful to resist.  I had to figure out what I… Continue reading Hopeful for a new cardi and avoiding some tension problems …

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

The DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER button!

For those who were asking:   Below is an image of the DESIGNIN' DECEMBER button.  If you right click (on my program) you can save or download this image to your computer and use it in your blog and your DESIGNIN' DECEMBER posts ... OR ... a smaller version?    This photo and the code is in… Continue reading The DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER button!

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

One sleeve done!

I have started my DESIGNIN' DECEMBER outfit.  I want to COPY this top by Ellery Neu.  I love the bell shaped sleeves.  Quite popular this season, I think! I browsed through a few patterns in my stash until I settled on view "E" of McCall's M6896.  Everything about this pattern is almost right.  It definitely needs… Continue reading One sleeve done!

Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Not quite a Rocketeer…

My new Baby is a 1954 Singer Slant-o-matic Convertible, model 421G.  I'm calling her "Amber".  She was "Made in Germany".  She's not quite the Rocketeer (the 500 models) I have been looking for, but being in the 400 series, Amber is close!  My sister says Amber's just a Rocketeen!  🙂   Amber not only has an extension bed, but… Continue reading Not quite a Rocketeer…

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

Love the dress… The Pattern? Not so much…

Sorry...  But this is not the first time I have been shaking my head at a pattern envelope or PDF.  This time it is McCall's M7169.  I love the photo and diagrams.  This is another garment in my "Sister's Sewing Projects".   Let me start with... I love my sister's fabric choices!  Both fabrics are cotton… Continue reading Love the dress… The Pattern? Not so much…

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, I made it!! 2016, Sewing

No fitting problems last weekend!

Happily you do not have to do much fitting when making a bag for your sister.  A while ago I posted on Instagram this photo - asking "What do you think my next project will be".  There are some clever sewists out there that guessed the answer correctly.  (Sorry, no prize for the winner!) My… Continue reading No fitting problems last weekend!