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Designin’ December 2020!

The DESIGNIN' DECEMBER Sewing Challenge is FIVE years old!  I wonder how much that is in cat years? 🙂  This will be the 5th year that I have been sizing up all the fashions in the stores, magazines, online or on the runway. All the while thinking ... "Why buy when you can make it… Continue reading Designin’ December 2020!

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 …

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A bit of a set back …

Yes, I had a bit of a set back.  As soon as I returned from my lazy holiday in Mexico my back went out.  Walking is fine, standing is fine.  That's about it.  So ... no sitting in my sewing chair.  🙁 I couldn't help but dream, browse, and plan my future projects though ...… Continue reading A bit of a set back …

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Vintage pattern No. 4

Yes, I am almost finished my "Sister's Sewing Projects".  I have finished her last skirt and am working on her matching shirt/jacket.  We are going to have to go out and buy you more fabric soon, Sis!   I haven't abandoned Jungle January 5.  I've still got some sewing to do on my second Jungle January… Continue reading Vintage pattern No. 4

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Skirts, Tops

No mistletoe, just a Christmas tree.

My sister suggested I use mistletoe as a prop in my next blog photo session.  Sorry sis, I have no mistletoe, but I do have a Christmas tree and my finished DESIGNIN' DECEMBER Copy! I decided in the beginning of the year that I wanted to copy this Designer Original top. and this Designer Original skirt. I… Continue reading No mistletoe, just a Christmas tree.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns, Skirts

It was a cutting weekend…

... but I had a chance to sew too! I was cutting out my DESIGNIN' DECEMBER outfit, when I realized that I did not have any lining in my fabric stash at all!  Oh poor me, this meant a trip to the fabric shop on Black Friday weekend! I found this lovely lining.  I wish… Continue reading It was a cutting weekend…