1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Coats, I made it!! 2014, Sewing

Hunkering down for the winter…

... not that it has even snowed yet.  Hopefully it will not be anything like the freaky Winter of '96 (photo below and see source post here). It doesn't snow much here ("knock on wood") but I intend on getting warm and cozy in December anyway.  So to start I have made a fuzzy fleece… Continue reading Hunkering down for the winter…

Dresses, I made it!! 2014, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

No rain, a new hair-do and a new dress!

... this is Happiness! It's Frocktober! A while ago I received my Sewaholic Yaletown pattern in the mail and knew I had to sew it up with my Batic 100% rayon purchased during my shopping trip to Vancouver!  My dress is done now, just in time, and I am very pleased with it. This pattern was… Continue reading No rain, a new hair-do and a new dress!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, I made it!! 2014, Sewing, Sewing Books, sewing courses, Tops

Quiet Please! Studying in Session!

I have definitely been busy, not sewing, but studying.  I have been working on my Bodice fitting shell!  When done, I hope to use it as a guide for fitting other patterns or even, some day, designing some patterns for myself! A while back, I bought myself the Craftsy courses "Fast-Track Fitting" and "Fast-Track Fitting: In The… Continue reading Quiet Please! Studying in Session!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Dresses, Sewing

The orange extravaganza!

A good friend and co-worker asked me to make a dress for her daughter's year-end "graduation" from grade 8.  I have had experience working with her and her daughter before, making her a flower girl dress for a wedding.  I knew that there would be lots of alterations ahead for this tall girl.  But I… Continue reading The orange extravaganza!