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Photos really help!

Every time I make a pair of pants (trousers) for myself I first take a look at this photo.  No, I did not make these.  This is how RTW (ready to wear) fits on my body - and this is the right size.  Just awful!  This photo reminds me that no matter how little or how much… Continue reading Photos really help!

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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 …

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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.

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In a panic for pants (trousers)!

Hello again!  Here I am!  The real thing! My RTW Fast year is close to ending and I am still filling in the gaps in my handmade wardrobe.  There is still time left to sew up some pants for myself though - I would love to have a pair of black, blue and brown pants… Continue reading In a panic for pants (trousers)!

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What I did on my summer vacation. (Part II)

... just a hint … it involved a LOT of butt gazing! The first (and last) time I sewed myself a pair of pants (trousers) was when I was in grade 8.  It was a tunic top and hipster/bell bottom pants, sort of like this pattern, made of PINK 100% polyester (the heavy stuff). Those… Continue reading What I did on my summer vacation. (Part II)

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More studying! … Pants Fitting Shell …

I know, it's been a long project!  In October I made my Bodice Fitting Shell and in January I made my Skirt Fitting Shell.  Finally, I have finished my Pants Fitting Shell. Like before, again I had the help of a Craftsy course - this time Pants Fitting Techniques by Sandra Betzina and her Vogue Pattern… Continue reading More studying! … Pants Fitting Shell …