DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

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 …

Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage patterns, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

One of my favourites …

I started this dress last week (read the prequel right here).  I love this pattern.  It's a remake of a classic dress pattern, Butterick B5920 "Retro '51".  Comfortable and easy to make.  The fabric is lightweight and soft, an Ellena Rayon Twill Print, 100% Rayon.  I even found the perfect buttons for my fabric. Now… Continue reading One of my favourites …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Skirts, Vintage patterns

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

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, Dresses, Indie sewing patterns, Pants, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Tops, Vintage patterns, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Ilona’s Future’s so Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!

I have certainly learned a lot cleaning up Ilona - my Singer 15-88.  As you know from this post my Mom has given me her and her sister's Vintage Sewing Machines.  I even bought myself a small hammer and a screwdriver...  you know, one of those ones with a bunch of different attachments?  I took… Continue reading Ilona’s Future’s so Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!

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…