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

McCall’s M7323 – In Stripes!

I’ve had this striped fabric in my stash since my visit to my sister a summer or two ago.  It’s a heavier weight knit than what I usually have and I quite like it.  The red stripe is quite bright too, which brings the grey, blue and black to life for me. I had always… Continue reading McCall’s M7323 – In Stripes!

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

Vogue V1336 – The Day and Night Dress Challenge, Part 2

I did it!  I completed The Day and Night Dress Challenge organized by Elizabeth Made This!  You can read about her Challenge details here.  I completed my Day dress - my "Coffee" dress last week.  I used New Look 6803 and this 100% rayon.  It was an easy pattern and I would happily make it again.… Continue reading Vogue V1336 – The Day and Night Dress Challenge, Part 2

Cardigans, Dresses, Fabrics, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

But I can do this!

  I was all set to cut and tape my Itch to Stitch Lisbon Cardigan.  You probably know the one.  Almost everyone has already made one! I was all set to cut out this beautiful knit print that I purchased last August.  Yes, it's a few months old, not my oldest fabric though!  This is… Continue reading But I can do this!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

It really is BLACK!

Honestly, why is BLACK so difficult to photograph?  It must just suck in all the light around it!  Anyway... I have finished my 4th pair of pants, black ones, after spending extensive time with the muslin and making three pairs after that.  I thought my blue pair was my favourite - best fitting and lovely fabric.  Those… Continue reading It really is BLACK!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

Betcha by Golly ya thought it was gonna be about a UFO!

You know how it is.  You finish a garment and there is something that is not quite right about it.  So you put it aside for later... and there it sits. Two weeks ago, I posted about my finished blue pants.  The only problem is that I sewed the invisible zipper in too close and… Continue reading Betcha by Golly ya thought it was gonna be about a UFO!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

The Good News … and the Bad News.

The Good News ... I'm feeling better, even though my nose doesn't.  I felt good enough to spend most of this weekend sewing.  Yippee!  You might remember, I left off with the slash pockets being completed on my third pair of pants (out of the four I want to make for myself).  Gotta love that RTW… Continue reading The Good News … and the Bad News.