Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

It’s January … and you know what that means …

It means it’s JUNGLE JANUARY 5! #junglejanuary5  Seriously, I never wore animal print until I “met” Pretty Grievances on WordPress. I always thought that animal prints were used for those lycra tops and pantsuits that Carol Burnett used to wear on her show!  (Do you remember Mrs. Wiggins?)   I was wrong!  So wrong!  Pretty Grievances, and… Continue reading It’s January … and you know what that means …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns, Skirts

It was a cutting weekend…

... but I had a chance to sew too! I was cutting out my DESIGNIN' DECEMBER outfit, when I realized that I did not have any lining in my fabric stash at all!  Oh poor me, this meant a trip to the fabric shop on Black Friday weekend! I found this lovely lining.  I wish… Continue reading It was a cutting weekend…

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 …

Fabrics, Sewing, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Fabric Frenzy!

... or what I like to call "My Pilgrimage to the Church of Fabricana".  I'm not in the least obsessive or possessive regarding all things sewing related.  (Ya, right!)  I have even sworn off fabric shopping - PERIOD - for the last year.  Well, except for the couple of purchases I made about a month… Continue reading Fabric Frenzy!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Cardigans, Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Skirts

Let me talk about new toys…

For as long as I can remember, I have been sewing in my invisible zippers with a Singer Zipper foot that fits on my Janome sewing machine (below right).  It bounces around a bit, but it's ok.  A few months ago I purchased this "Unique" brand package.  A plastic Zipper Foot with a variety of shanks… Continue reading Let me talk about new toys…

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

The Big Decisions.

The weather today was so changeable, I sat here this morning trying to decide if I should put the laundry on the clothes line... or take photos for my blog.  What should I do?   You might remember last post I was fighting to make my dress pattern work with my fabric and my body.  That… Continue reading The Big Decisions.

Fabrics, Sewing, sewing patterns

So bad I couldn’t give it away!

Hello All!  How's it going? Last week, I blogged about a fabric I love...  this 100% rayon Batik. and a pattern I hate...  McCall's M7080. I'm allowed to hate a pattern, right? I offered to give it away. Guess what... NO TAKERS!  Hundreds of views and not a bite.  You'd think I was trying to… Continue reading So bad I couldn’t give it away!

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

Almost missed the boat with this one…

  Well, I had plans.  I had plans to use this beautiful fabric (100% rayon Batik) with my Butterick Retro dress pattern B5920.  Unfortunately, I didn't have enough fabric.  No matter how much I measured and twisted and turned the pattern pieces, I just didn't have enough fabric. So I pulled out my second choice.… Continue reading Almost missed the boat with this one…

Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, sewing machine feet, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

It’s Done! Well almost…

My sister will be happy, another garment has been (almost) finished in what I'm calling my Sister's Sewing Projects. This one is a vintage pattern from 1978, Simplicity 8510. It must be a favourite of my sister’s for her to keep it safe all this time. The fabric is a similar beige as in the pattern… Continue reading It’s Done! Well almost…