DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

Inspiration … called DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2019!

For those of you not familiar with the DESIGNIN' DECEMBER Challenge, this will be the 4th year now I've been coveting all the fabulous garments in the stores, magazines, online or on the runway. All the while thinking ... "Why buy when you can make it yourself - better and for less money?" Last DESIGNIN'… Continue reading Inspiration … called DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2019!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

My Designin’ December me-made Copy!

My Designin' December me-made Copy is finished!  I decided long ago to copy this Designer Original ... an Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2018.I did notice that it had these strange looking tied-on sleeves and decided those would be a work place hazard for me!  I did like the length of the sleeves and the… Continue reading My Designin’ December me-made Copy!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

McCall’s M7390 – I sort of like it.

I bought this pattern, McCall's M7390, a while ago and have waited all this time to find a striped fabric that would work.  I did find a 100% linen with wide uneven stripes which I liked, but when the sales person measured it up, there was only 1.4 m left on the bolt.  My pattern… Continue reading McCall’s M7390 – I sort of like it.

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, Indie sewing patterns, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

Are you ready for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018?

Have you picked out your Designer Original and the fabric you need to make your Designer me-made COPY?  Or are you just in the planning stages - don't worry ... there's lots of time to sew before DESIGNIN' DECEMBER 2018! Ever since the first DESIGNIN' DECEMBER (2015) I've seen many fabulous garments in stores, magazines, online, on social media, on runways ... so… Continue reading Are you ready for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

This is the last of my lovely denim border print fabric.  🙁 I've already made a pair of summer cropped pants with it, details here.  I had just enough left to squeeze a top out of it!   I decided to use this pattern, McCall's M7324, view A.  I definitely won't be using the curved… Continue reading McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Pants, Sewing, sewing patterns

McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!

I've always got an eye out for border print fabric and when I saw this 100% cotton denim - EMBROIDERED - I could not resist!  I bought enough for a pair of casual summer pants and a summer top.  It has been quite hot here lately (but unfortunately smokey from forest fires) so I am… Continue reading McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!