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!

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

I learned something …

... even though there really wasn't much sewing this last week.  There was a lot of reading and exercising, but not much sewing. I did learn something though! I participated in the "Makers for Fashion Revolution" daily themes organized by @inthefolds on Instagram.  The daily themes made me think seriously about Fashion Revolution Week (April… Continue reading I learned something …

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

Sewaholic Yaletown – #sewtogetherforsummer Wrap Dress

I'm done!  Just in time for the sunshine too!  This was an easy pattern to make.  I love it!  I've made a Sewaholic Yaletown before here.  It was even easier this time as I already had the pieces traced and was very familiar with the pattern.  So when @rocco.sienna, @sewsarahsmith and @sewing_in_spain announced their Instagram… Continue reading Sewaholic Yaletown – #sewtogetherforsummer Wrap Dress

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

Sometimes I get distracted …

I am almost finished my #sewtogetherforsummer Wrap dress, which you might have read about last week.  Due to some careful pattern/stripe matching I am happy with how things are turning out. This Sewaholic pattern, the Yaletown, has been a joy to work with.  This is my second Yaltetown, my first one was made with a… Continue reading Sometimes I get distracted …

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

Waiting impatiently …

Perhaps you remember from last week that I asked for some help in choosing my fabric for the #sewtogetherforsummer Wrap Dress Challenge?  Well I have my answer now, thank you Kind Readers! It was a pretty close race! First choice, although it was close, was ... the blue Chevron!  (for lack or a better description)… Continue reading Waiting impatiently …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, Skirts

My denim skirt – pockets on/pockets off!

I'm am going to start off by apologizing... this post just might be photo-heavy, but don't worry that won't strop me from talking too much! I am so happy!  I have finished my denim skirt - finally!  It has been a slow process, but for the most part, enjoyable.  I loved all the different techniques involved… Continue reading My denim skirt – pockets on/pockets off!