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!

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

Last weekend’s accomplishments.

Well there wasn't much time for sewing, my sister came for a visit!  I had my pants finished in advance so that we could laze around all weekend.  Well, except for the 5 km walk/jog we did.  My two sisters and I did the CIBC Run for the Cure Sunday.  It wasn't too hot and it… Continue reading Last weekend’s accomplishments.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

A perfect place for my pockets.

Perhaps you remember my denim skirt?  I spent a couple of days trying to decide whether to sew on the back pockets, or not.  Well, I have found a perfect place for them! A while ago, I found the FREE pdf pattern from By Hand London, the Polly Top.  I knew it would be perfect for the… Continue reading A perfect place for my pockets.