1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, I made it!! 2019, Indie sewing patterns, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

Sewing Challenges: #So50Visible and #BGchallenge

@sewover50 has been running the #So50Visible Challenge on Instagram and I wasn't too sure if I'd make their deadline of March 15th! And what do you know... I did! And not only did I, but I found out that I could also enter the #BGchallenge (Breaking Ground Challenge)! The aim of #So50Visible is to make… Continue reading Sewing Challenges: #So50Visible and #BGchallenge

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

This is the last of my lovely denim border print fabric.  🙁 I've already made a pair of summer cropped pants with it, details here.  I had just enough left to squeeze a top out of it!   I decided to use this pattern, McCall's M7324, view A.  I definitely won't be using the curved… Continue reading McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Pants, Sewing, sewing patterns

McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!

I've always got an eye out for border print fabric and when I saw this 100% cotton denim - EMBROIDERED - I could not resist!  I bought enough for a pair of casual summer pants and a summer top.  It has been quite hot here lately (but unfortunately smokey from forest fires) so I am… Continue reading McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Books, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

Giving it another go …

I started the year with the #2017makenine Challenge - pick nine patterns and get 'er done during the year!  So far, I am not too sure if I have been successful though.  I started with the dress pattern in the bottom left hand corner.  It was Vogue 9202, but it turned into a top, McCalls… Continue reading Giving it another go …

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

Which personality do you like the best?

Last week I cut out my Hunter Green Chevron knit fabric (85% polyester and 15% rayon) and a white linen-look fabric from my stash (actually a fabric given to me, along with a few others, by a friend) to make my first reversible garment.  I put a lot of thought into cutting out this Chevron fabric as… Continue reading Which personality do you like the best?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

A perfect place for my pockets.

Perhaps you remember my denim skirt?  I spent a couple of days trying to decide whether to sew on the back pockets, or not.  Well, I have found a perfect place for them! A while ago, I found the FREE pdf pattern from By Hand London, the Polly Top.  I knew it would be perfect for the… Continue reading A perfect place for my pockets.