Dresses, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops, Vintage patterns

Salvage operations…

After sewing my Motor City Express jacket for possibly the whole of last month, I decided to tackle the small projects lying around next.  Mending, shortening Mr. G.T.'s shirt sleeves from long to elbow length, and salvaging a few garments that I have made but don't wear.  Like many I have had a few Me Mades… Continue reading Salvage operations…

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Coats, Craftsy courses, Fabrics, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

A little bit of this and a little bit of that…

I usually find lots of sewing time on the weekends, tucked between chores and errands and spending time with my family.  Last weekend was a busy one though, with not much sewing time.  Instead, it was a fun weekend in Vancouver with my sister, who would like me to sew a MOG (Mother of the Groom)… Continue reading A little bit of this and a little bit of that…

Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Vintage patterns

Still “sitting on the fence”!

Last week I came to a grinding halt sewing up my First Vintage Pattern.  You can read about it here, if you like.  It's a McCall's 7238 from 1980. I wanted to use a special fabric for this special dress. After all, the last time this pattern was used it was to make my sister's… Continue reading Still “sitting on the fence”!

Dresses, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Vintage patterns

I’m “sitting on the fence” with this one… (and my #mmmay15 final post)

I'm not sure which way to go.  Do I make this dress out of this fabric, or not?  I'm almost ready to pack up my fabric and wait until something better comes into my life! So here's the dilemma ... I was given this lovely pattern by my sister.  She used it to make her… Continue reading I’m “sitting on the fence” with this one… (and my #mmmay15 final post)

Sewing, Vintage patterns

Karma?

You may recall, last weekend I cleaned out and organized my closet. The bug spread because every member of our household did the same!  I ended up with 3 1/2 garbage bags full of gently used clothing, shoes, winter and fall coats, etc. Now I have heard of other sewists/bloggers being lucky enough to stroll into… Continue reading Karma?

Dresses, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Vintage patterns

We interrupt this program to bring you…

... a special bulletin. Yes, you know it already... In last week's post, I asked you which vintage sewing pattern should be my first in the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge 2015.  The winner, with 64% of the vote is ... McCall's M7238! One of my sister's "old" patterns and apparently the one she sewed up for… Continue reading We interrupt this program to bring you…