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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!

Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2020, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

The “demise” of Dolly …

... it's rather a frustrating story ... but first, let's start with some sewing chit chat! At the beginning of this year, I told myself I would do ALL my mending and sewing repairs and finish those UFO's, before I started a new project. I did pretty well! I must admit that it took a… Continue reading The “demise” of Dolly …

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Dresses, Fabrics, Lányos Handmade, Sewing

One busy weekend after another!

... seriously 😁 who has time to sew ... but they were wonderful weekends! Last weekend I discovered Dragon Alley in Victoria’s Chinatown. My sister @JCVArtStudio was one of the featured artists in "Art in the Alley" held by the Victoria Arts Council in Dragon Alley. I have lived here for 31 years and never… Continue reading One busy weekend after another!

Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

McCall’s M6503 – What do you think?

Last post I mentioned that I had finished my "May Flower" dress, a theme provided way back in May by the #magamsewalong on Instagram.  I had a wonderful floral 100% rayon fabric and one of my favourite patterns, McCall's M6503.  I wasn't too pleased with the dress when finished though.  I don't know how I… Continue reading McCall’s M6503 – What do you think?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Dresses, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Sewjo: Lost and Found

It's a strange thing when you have lost interest in something that you usually love to do.   There was an odd dullness in my life these past few weeks because of the passing of our Wonderful Mother - my Biggest and Most Loving Supporter.  She was someone who constantly asked what was new in… Continue reading Sewjo: Lost and Found

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

A UFO – not lost, but found!

Last weekend I attacked with renewed energy one of the UFOs I found when I was analyzing my #MMMay2018 results and inventorying my fabric.  (Found?  First I would have to I admit it was lost!  Never!) I had previously made a Designer me-made Copy of a GAP tank top for my sister with a beautiful… Continue reading A UFO – not lost, but found!