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So to continue my …

#makenine2019 and my Islander Sewing Systems "Jacket Express"! Last week my sewing got off to a rough start! First of all a couple of Fridays ago, I couldn't get home without taking a good run, a few times, at the first of many hills we have ... without success. I abandoned my vehicle on the… Continue reading So to continue my …

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How many ways are there to sew a pocket?

I've started the first garment of my #makenine2019! Top left corner ... my jean jacket ... #makenine2019 ... with a cool twist! I want it to look as close as possible to the one my Inspiration is wearing! (the lady on the left) I don't want to use leather though and I can only assume… Continue reading How many ways are there to sew a pocket?

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2019 sewing plans!

Yes, I know, January is almost over, but this year I have actually done some PRE-PLANNING and this year I plan on finishing:MY UFO'S:I know, like everyone, I still have a few UFO's to finish - a top for my sister, a half made dress for myself, a pair of dress pants and another Sewaholic… Continue reading 2019 sewing plans!

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So how was Designin’ December 2018?

I hope you enjoyed yourselves! It sure ended with a BIG BANG at midnight last night! We had quite a slow start with one entry in early December ... then there was a long, long pause ... then BAM 12 more entries and most of them appearing on Instagram! Well done, Ladies! I thank you… Continue reading So how was Designin’ December 2018?

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My Designin’ December me-made Copy!

My Designin' December me-made Copy is finished!  I decided long ago to copy this Designer Original ... an Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2018.I did notice that it had these strange looking tied-on sleeves and decided those would be a work place hazard for me!  I did like the length of the sleeves and the… Continue reading My Designin’ December me-made Copy!

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Designin’ December Questions and my progress with my DD me-made Copy …

I had a couple of Questions about Designin' December.  Do I have to copy a "high-end" Designer?  Nope!  If your taste leans towards something like these Nordstrom jeans - from Veronica Beard RTW at a cost of CAD $418.42 - make them!I say ... "Why buy when you can make it yourself - better and for… Continue reading Designin’ December Questions and my progress with my DD me-made Copy …

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Our first Designin’ December 2018 Challenger …

is Sue Stoney of "Fadanista"!  Sue has used a new pattern from "Pattern Union" to copy a Designer Original she saw at a Marimekko Exhibition. Here's her Designer Original ... and here's her Designer me-made Copy! I love her hand painting!  If you'd like to know how she did it, pop on over to her… Continue reading Our first Designin’ December 2018 Challenger …

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“Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” … for Designin’ December 2018!

I know.  I completely stole the image and the quote.  Thank you White Rabbit for helping me illustrate my panic!  LOL  (illustration by Sir John Tenniel and written by Lewis Carroll) NO, NO it isn't too late!  Chill!  It's not too late to start ... keep working on it ... and finish!  I am myself just finishing off… Continue reading “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” … for Designin’ December 2018!

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Another Rosie© Bag and the Circle Craft Christmas Market

The holidays are fast approaching and along with organizing and sewing for Designin' December, I have been asked and have decided to make a few Rosie© Bags as gifts.  I have a few cut out and I'll be slipping the finished Bags on here as they get done, so you can have a look at them… Continue reading Another Rosie© Bag and the Circle Craft Christmas Market