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, Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

New Look 6803 – The Day and Night Dress Challenge, Part 1

Where has the week gone!  We had a holiday on Monday ("Family Day"), which I spent watching movies and sewing ... then it was back to work and not knowing what day it was - pure chaos! But I have finished 1/2 of my Day and Night Dress Challenge - the "Day" part - it's… Continue reading New Look 6803 – The Day and Night Dress Challenge, Part 1

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, sewing patterns, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

One step closer to the beach …

My sewing days are running out.  Soon my sister and I leave for Mexico.  As usual, I have a dozen ideas but only so much time - so at the top of the list, besides swimsuits, is cover ups.  I bought the fabric for two cover ups - one for my sister and one for me -… Continue reading One step closer to the beach …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

One sleeve done!

I have started my DESIGNIN' DECEMBER outfit.  I want to COPY this top by Ellery Neu.  I love the bell shaped sleeves.  Quite popular this season, I think! I browsed through a few patterns in my stash until I settled on view "E" of McCall's M6896.  Everything about this pattern is almost right.  It definitely needs… Continue reading One sleeve done!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Tops

You are too late to see the “birds”!

The April challenge for The Monthly Stitch WAS "put a bird on it"! Well it is too late for that now ... my cats chased after them and they all flew away - all that's left is the feathers! Guilty as charged!  Just look at them! Beginning of April, I purposefully went to my fabric shop… Continue reading You are too late to see the “birds”!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, I made it!! 2014, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Tops

Indie Pattern Month and a 2nd “New to Me”

Ok it's a re-run. Is it still a New-to-me if I have made it already?  I don't care!  I just wanted to show you how much I really like this pattern from Teach Me Fashion, the two tone singlet! This material was a polyester but it is so silky.  It was even a little slippery… Continue reading Indie Pattern Month and a 2nd “New to Me”