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

What do you get when you cross a …

needle with a tiger - A pinstripe! What do you get when you cross a bodice pattern block, a Sewaholic Hollyburn skirt and a vintage Butterick pattern?  Let me show you! In the '80s I remember having a red polyester knit dress - similar to the one here without a collar.  I loved it! I decided to… Continue reading What do you get when you cross a …

Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, sewing machine feet, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

It’s Done! Well almost…

My sister will be happy, another garment has been (almost) finished in what I'm calling my Sister's Sewing Projects. This one is a vintage pattern from 1978, Simplicity 8510. It must be a favourite of my sister’s for her to keep it safe all this time. The fabric is a similar beige as in the pattern… Continue reading It’s Done! Well almost…

Cardigans, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

Finished … is it a Success?

I thought I would show you what I have been up to this past week.  I have finally finished my black cardigan, McCall’s M7055.  A McCall's "Learn to Sew for Fun" pattern.  When I opened the pattern envelope, I was surprised to find it was nothing but a CIRCLE with sleeves! I didn't have much left… Continue reading Finished … is it a Success?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, sewing patterns, Skirts, Vintage patterns

The “Snake skin”.

... or "What I did on my summer vacation (Part I)". I managed to get in a bit of sewing while on vacation.  I finished the third skirt of my Sister's Sewing Projects.  I offered to sew up for my sister three skirts and three dresses AND the dress she is going to be wearing to… Continue reading The “Snake skin”.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, sewing patterns, Skirts, Vintage patterns

Picasso’s flowers.

This is my second garment in my Sister's Sewing Projects.  A skirt we call Picasso's flowers.  When you plan on making three skirts and four dresses for you sister, you better be really organized - patterns, fabrics, notions, etc. - so from the start we gave all the fabrics names.  Now although this 100% polyester… Continue reading Picasso’s flowers.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, sewing patterns, Skirts, Vintage patterns

The Clark Gable

Hello!  This is the first of my “Sister’s Sewing Projects”.  In the past, I haven't named the clothes I made, but each of the garments in this project has definitely earned a name.  I remember going through the fabric shops with my sister.  We spent hours holding up bolts of fabric, wrinkling them, matching them with others, dragging… Continue reading The Clark Gable