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So to continue my …

#makenine2019 and my Islander Sewing Systems "Jacket Express"! Last week my sewing got off to a rough start! First of all a couple of Fridays ago, I couldn't get home without taking a good run, a few times, at the first of many hills we have ... without success. I abandoned my vehicle on the… Continue reading So to continue my …

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Taking care of a UFO… (Part 1)

I thought, now that I have my pants muslin sorted out, that I better finish off my one and only UFO (Un Finished Object) before it was full steam ahead with my pants.  A while back I made a skirt for my sister, another garment in my "Sister's Sewing Projects".  The fabrics used were both 97% cotton… Continue reading Taking care of a UFO… (Part 1)

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Almost missed the boat with this one…

  Well, I had plans.  I had plans to use this beautiful fabric (100% rayon Batik) with my Butterick Retro dress pattern B5920.  Unfortunately, I didn't have enough fabric.  No matter how much I measured and twisted and turned the pattern pieces, I just didn't have enough fabric. So I pulled out my second choice.… Continue reading Almost missed the boat with this one…

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My “burrito” experience.

I have pretty much finished my cotton/Tencel Sewaholic Nicola - after sewing on the last of my buttons the only thing left for me to do (seriously) is take photos.  That's it! Since I haven't got the photos done yet, I thought I would share some techniques and changes I have made in the pattern with you… Continue reading My “burrito” experience.