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

A bit of a set back …

Yes, I had a bit of a set back.  As soon as I returned from my lazy holiday in Mexico my back went out.  Walking is fine, standing is fine.  That's about it.  So ... no sitting in my sewing chair.  🙁 I couldn't help but dream, browse, and plan my future projects though ...… Continue reading A bit of a set back …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Cardigans, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns

McCall’s “Learn to Sew for Fun”

Perhaps you remember?  I wanted to make a shrug to match this dress... Then my eyes fell on this cardigan.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the pattern envelope and found out it was a circle with sleeves.  I have seen these patterns on Pinterest (for free).  This is going to be easy!… Continue reading McCall’s “Learn to Sew for Fun”

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

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

First indecision, then certainty!

It's time to show you my finished dress that I started posting about here!  I missed the deadline for The Monthly Stitch, but I was able to enter my dress in Patternreview's Pattern Stash contest.  Don't you just love sewing under pressure? I used an old pattern from my stash - Butterick B4598.  I cannot… Continue reading First indecision, then certainty!