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

Designin’ December 2020!

The DESIGNIN' DECEMBER Sewing Challenge is FIVE years old!  I wonder how much that is in cat years? 🙂  This will be the 5th year that I have been sizing up all the fashions in the stores, magazines, online or on the runway. All the while thinking ... "Why buy when you can make it… Continue reading Designin’ December 2020!

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1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, Fabrics, I made it!! 2020, Janome sewing machines, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Tops

Time for Tops!

It appears that the past months of working remotely at home, in casual clothes, has worn out the limited Collection of Casual Clothes I had in my closet! Since I have been on a #RTWfast since 2015, I am going to remedy this by putting aside my bag making and bag pattern designing, temporarily, and… Continue reading Time for Tops!

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?