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

DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! Speechless

Just Speechless...  Tonight for DESIGNIN' DECEMBER I have the pleasure of introducing the one and only Mads of Life in A "Mads" House.  Mads might have come to her design in a roundabout way but she has made a lovely copy of this designer dress by Elie Saab. AND HER COPY! Mads has definitely got "the look"… Continue reading DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! Speechless

Dresses, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops, Vintage patterns

Salvage operations…

After sewing my Motor City Express jacket for possibly the whole of last month, I decided to tackle the small projects lying around next.  Mending, shortening Mr. G.T.'s shirt sleeves from long to elbow length, and salvaging a few garments that I have made but don't wear.  Like many I have had a few Me Mades… Continue reading Salvage operations…

Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Vintage patterns

Still “sitting on the fence”!

Last week I came to a grinding halt sewing up my First Vintage Pattern.  You can read about it here, if you like.  It's a McCall's 7238 from 1980. I wanted to use a special fabric for this special dress. After all, the last time this pattern was used it was to make my sister's… Continue reading Still “sitting on the fence”!

Dresses, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Vintage patterns

I’m “sitting on the fence” with this one… (and my #mmmay15 final post)

I'm not sure which way to go.  Do I make this dress out of this fabric, or not?  I'm almost ready to pack up my fabric and wait until something better comes into my life! So here's the dilemma ... I was given this lovely pattern by my sister.  She used it to make her… Continue reading I’m “sitting on the fence” with this one… (and my #mmmay15 final post)

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses

ALL DONE!

Seriously!  MY. JEANS. ARE. ALL. DONE! I haven't had too much trouble finishing them off and I love the look and fit of the cotton lycra fabric.  I pieced them together with these patterns:  Vogue V2948 and  Vogue V8774, along with watching these Craftsy courses:  Angela Wolf’s Sewing Designer Jeans and Sandra Betzina’s Pant Fitting… Continue reading ALL DONE!

Craftsy courses, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses

One down, one to go!

Well this isn't going to be a long post (good news for you, huh?).  But I just wanted to show you my finished black jeans.  As you probably know, I have been watching Angela Wolf's Craftsy course, Sewing Designer Jeans, and Sandra Betzina's Craftsy course, Pant Fitting Techniques.  I used Sandra Betzina's Vogue pattern V2948… Continue reading One down, one to go!