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Are you ready for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018?

Have you picked out your Designer Original and the fabric you need to make your Designer me-made COPY?  Or are you just in the planning stages - don't worry ... there's lots of time to sew before DESIGNIN' DECEMBER 2018! Ever since the first DESIGNIN' DECEMBER (2015) I've seen many fabulous garments in stores, magazines, online, on social media, on runways ... so… Continue reading Are you ready for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

This is the last of my lovely denim border print fabric.  🙁 I've already made a pair of summer cropped pants with it, details here.  I had just enough left to squeeze a top out of it!   I decided to use this pattern, McCall's M7324, view A.  I definitely won't be using the curved… Continue reading McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

A UFO – not lost, but found!

Last weekend I attacked with renewed energy one of the UFOs I found when I was analyzing my #MMMay2018 results and inventorying my fabric.  (Found?  First I would have to I admit it was lost!  Never!) I had previously made a Designer me-made Copy of a GAP tank top for my sister with a beautiful… Continue reading A UFO – not lost, but found!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

McCall’s M7323 – In Stripes!

I’ve had this striped fabric in my stash since my visit to my sister a summer or two ago.  It’s a heavier weight knit than what I usually have and I quite like it.  The red stripe is quite bright too, which brings the grey, blue and black to life for me. I had always… Continue reading McCall’s M7323 – In Stripes!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

McCall’s M7093 – Don’t need buttons for this one …

... and I found the perfect buttons for my last project.  But before I show them to you, let me show you what I made with the remnants of my paisley Topaz knit.  I had some of this lovely fabric - 85% polyester, 10% rayon, 5% spandex - left over, just enough.  I think I have made… Continue reading McCall’s M7093 – Don’t need buttons for this one …

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 …