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

Love the dress… The Pattern? Not so much…

Sorry...  But this is not the first time I have been shaking my head at a pattern envelope or PDF.  This time it is McCall's M7169.  I love the photo and diagrams.  This is another garment in my "Sister's Sewing Projects".   Let me start with... I love my sister's fabric choices!  Both fabrics are cotton… Continue reading Love the dress… The Pattern? Not so much…

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Cardigans, Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Skirts

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…

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

It really is BLACK!

Honestly, why is BLACK so difficult to photograph?  It must just suck in all the light around it!  Anyway... I have finished my 4th pair of pants, black ones, after spending extensive time with the muslin and making three pairs after that.  I thought my blue pair was my favourite - best fitting and lovely fabric.  Those… Continue reading It really is BLACK!

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

The Good News … and the Bad News.

The Good News ... I'm feeling better, even though my nose doesn't.  I felt good enough to spend most of this weekend sewing.  Yippee!  You might remember, I left off with the slash pockets being completed on my third pair of pants (out of the four I want to make for myself).  Gotta love that RTW… Continue reading The Good News … and the Bad News.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, Fabrics, Pants, sewing courses, sewing patterns

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)!