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It’s finally finished!

Part of my #makenine 2019 Challenge is this pattern, Islander Sewing Systems Jacket Express. I have made this pattern before here. This time though, I was determined not to make the same mistake again. (Putting the buttons and buttonholes on the wrong sides - seriously!!!!) If you would like to read and see the photos… Continue reading It’s finally finished!

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So to continue my …

#makenine2019 and my Islander Sewing Systems "Jacket Express"! Last week my sewing got off to a rough start! First of all a couple of Fridays ago, I couldn't get home without taking a good run, a few times, at the first of many hills we have ... without success. I abandoned my vehicle on the… Continue reading So to continue my …

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How many ways are there to sew a pocket?

I've started the first garment of my #makenine2019! Top left corner ... my jean jacket ... #makenine2019 ... with a cool twist! I want it to look as close as possible to the one my Inspiration is wearing! (the lady on the left) I don't want to use leather though and I can only assume… Continue reading How many ways are there to sew a pocket?

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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.

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What I liked, didn’t, and still wanna do!

Over the last few weeks I've had a lot of non-sewing time which I just couldn't tolerate.  To pacify myself, I spent my spare time reading sewing blogs - a lot of them had their roundups of last year. It made me think about what I liked, didn't, and still wanna do with my sewing. So… Continue reading What I liked, didn’t, and still wanna do!

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Learning something new…

For the past few weeks I have been working on my Islander Sewing Systems, "MotorCity Express jacket". I received this pattern when I purchased the Craftsy course “Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction“.   I have worked on the facings and lining layer, my sleeve gusset zippers and zipper pockets, and last week my fashion… Continue reading Learning something new…