1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Dresses, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

I’m back!

Last weekend started out as a busy weekend and turned into a challenging week, but let me show you what I did! I am still working on my sister's dress - part of my "Sister's Sewing Project".  She would like this dress, in this 100% cotton border print and I am using this pattern, Butterick… Continue reading I’m back!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Tops, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

A long drawn out battle with beautiful fabric …

and I'm not quite finished yet! Let me tell you what's up ... I have been searching for a pattern and fabric to make a "replica" of my mother's and aunt's dresses in this photo.  My Aunt was a seamstress back in Europe and she not only sewed for clients but also for herself and… Continue reading A long drawn out battle with beautiful fabric …

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

What do you get when you cross a …

needle with a tiger - A pinstripe! What do you get when you cross a bodice pattern block, a Sewaholic Hollyburn skirt and a vintage Butterick pattern?  Let me show you! In the '80s I remember having a red polyester knit dress - similar to the one here without a collar.  I loved it! I decided to… Continue reading What do you get when you cross a …

Coats, Craftsy courses, Fabrics, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing courses

Now that’s HOT!

We are completely lacking in energy here.  The temperature hit 32 C (89 F) today.  Not a common thing for us!  The whole family just lounged around waiting for the cooling fan to rotate towards them. Needless to say, after a long work week and today's heat nothing much has been accomplished.  But I did… Continue reading Now that’s HOT!

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

I have the right to change my mind…

Don't I? I love this fabric, so soft and light and silky (ITY knit - polyester/Lycra).  I thought I should make this lovely summer dress - McCall's M6922.  I traced the pieces for the short sleeve version of the dress and cut out my fabric.   I very easily sewed together the eight panels with… Continue reading I have the right to change my mind…

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, I made it!! 2014, Sewing, Skirts

Matching stripes!

I have been thinking about matching stripes. I can think of examples when stripes and patterns don't match in nature, and those are truly beautiful!  Otherwise, I think if  something is hand crafted the stripes should match. I spotted this lovely polyester spandex knit the other day. It has a perfect design on it, stripes… Continue reading Matching stripes!