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My denim skirt – pockets on/pockets off!

I'm am going to start off by apologizing... this post just might be photo-heavy, but don't worry that won't strop me from talking too much! I am so happy!  I have finished my denim skirt - finally!  It has been a slow process, but for the most part, enjoyable.  I loved all the different techniques involved… Continue reading My denim skirt – pockets on/pockets off!

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My Denim Skirt Dilemma.

Alas, I am still working on my Sewaholic Hollyburn to Denim Skirt makeover.  I have been pinning/unpining and trying on/taking off and puzzling over/avoiding my skirt for the last three days now, trying to decide what to do.  Has there ever been so much indecision in my life!?  (I hope not!  I hope there is only indecision with… Continue reading My Denim Skirt Dilemma.

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More on my denim skirt…

Hello all, me again.  I've had a couple of "distractions" over the last week therefore I haven't quite finished my denim skirt, but I thought I would show you what I have accomplished so far - and perhaps this week you might even get a laugh out of it! I started my denim skirt by cutting out a Sewaholic… Continue reading More on my denim skirt…

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I’ve decided to make a denim skirt…

from my Sewaholic Hollyburn skirt pattern.  I cut this pattern out last week from some 100% pre-washed cotton I found in my stash.  I still have a good metre or so left so I'll have to think of another project for it.  Do any of you have a favourite tank top pattern that could use the remainder… Continue reading I’ve decided to make a denim skirt…

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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…

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Let me talk about new toys…

For as long as I can remember, I have been sewing in my invisible zippers with a Singer Zipper foot that fits on my Janome sewing machine (below right).  It bounces around a bit, but it's ok.  A few months ago I purchased this "Unique" brand package.  A plastic Zipper Foot with a variety of shanks… Continue reading Let me talk about new toys…