Cardigans, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, sewing patterns

Which personality do you like the best?

Last week I cut out my Hunter Green Chevron knit fabric (85% polyester and 15% rayon) and a white linen-look fabric from my stash (actually a fabric given to me, along with a few others, by a friend) to make my first reversible garment.  I put a lot of thought into cutting out this Chevron fabric as… Continue reading Which personality do you like the best?

Cardigans, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Hopeful for a new cardi and avoiding some tension problems …

A while ago I purchased two fabrics - both 85% polyester and 15% rayon knits - a Chevron pattern, one a Hunter Green and one a Red.  Just on a whim.  These fabrics spread out are a bit overwhelming for my taste - but they were too beautiful to resist.  I had to figure out what I… Continue reading Hopeful for a new cardi and avoiding some tension problems …

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!