1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Dresses, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Skirts, Vintage patterns

Finishing one, starting another…

Perhaps you remember this dress, from my Sister's Sewing Projects, a vintage dress pattern from 1978, Simplicity 8510, which I first blogged about here.  I decided before I start anything new, I must finish the old projects ... This dress still needed its elastic waistband.  I found many ways to do that on line and in my reference… Continue reading Finishing one, starting another…

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

Let me talk about new toys…

For as long as I can remember, I have been sewing in my invisible zippers with a Singer Zipper foot that fits on my Janome sewing machine (below right).  It bounces around a bit, but it's ok.  A few months ago I purchased this "Unique" brand package.  A plastic Zipper Foot with a variety of shanks… Continue reading Let me talk about new toys…

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

The Big Decisions.

The weather today was so changeable, I sat here this morning trying to decide if I should put the laundry on the clothes line... or take photos for my blog.  What should I do?   You might remember last post I was fighting to make my dress pattern work with my fabric and my body.  That… Continue reading The Big Decisions.

Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns

So bad I couldn’t give it away!

Hello All!  How's it going? Last week, I blogged about a fabric I love...  this 100% rayon Batik. and a pattern I hate...  McCall's M7080. I'm allowed to hate a pattern, right? I offered to give it away. Guess what... NO TAKERS!  Hundreds of views and not a bite.  You'd think I was trying to… Continue reading So bad I couldn’t give it away!

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

Almost missed the boat with this one…

  Well, I had plans.  I had plans to use this beautiful fabric (100% rayon Batik) with my Butterick Retro dress pattern B5920.  Unfortunately, I didn't have enough fabric.  No matter how much I measured and twisted and turned the pattern pieces, I just didn't have enough fabric. So I pulled out my second choice.… Continue reading Almost missed the boat with this one…

Sewing, Sewing machines, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Another baby in the family.

A while ago I stopped sewing and blogging long enough to show you my sewing machines, here and here.  Lately we have been spending a bit of time at our parents' place doing some spring cleaning and in the process have found some lovely treasures. Mom let me bring this home to show off to… Continue reading Another baby in the family.