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, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Skirts, Vintage patterns

Vintage pattern No. 4

Yes, I am almost finished my "Sister's Sewing Projects".  I have finished her last skirt and am working on her matching shirt/jacket.  We are going to have to go out and buy you more fabric soon, Sis!   I haven't abandoned Jungle January 5.  I've still got some sewing to do on my second Jungle January… Continue reading Vintage pattern No. 4

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

Last weekend’s accomplishments.

Well there wasn't much time for sewing, my sister came for a visit!  I had my pants finished in advance so that we could laze around all weekend.  Well, except for the 5 km walk/jog we did.  My two sisters and I did the CIBC Run for the Cure Sunday.  It wasn't too hot and it… Continue reading Last weekend’s accomplishments.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Dresses, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Skirts, Vintage patterns

Finishing one, starting another…

Perhaps you remember this dress, from my Sister's Sewing Projects, a vintage dress pattern from 1978, Simplicity 8510, which I first blogged about here.  I decided before I start anything new, I must finish the old projects ... This dress still needed its elastic waistband.  I found many ways to do that on line and in my reference… Continue reading Finishing one, starting another…

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, Denim, Dresses, Fabrics, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing patterns

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.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

Progress? So far – Two out of Four! (and the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challenge button’s up!)

I am making progress!  I have needed new pants in my wardrobe for a while now, but since I signed up for the RTW Challenge last January, I have refused to purchase any.  There has been a lot of sewing this year - thoughtful sewing! To start the pants-making process, I made my muslin, and… Continue reading Progress? So far – Two out of Four! (and the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challenge button’s up!)