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Designin’ December Questions and my progress with my DD me-made Copy …

I had a couple of Questions about Designin' December.  Do I have to copy a "high-end" Designer?  Nope!  If your taste leans towards something like these Nordstrom jeans - from Veronica Beard RTW at a cost of CAD $418.42 - make them!I say ... "Why buy when you can make it yourself - better and for… Continue reading Designin’ December Questions and my progress with my DD me-made Copy …

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My sister’s Designin’ December idea!

Yes, my sister, who isn’t fond of sewing (she loves to draw), asked me a few weeks ago  to make her a top.  No rush, no pressure, it would be great though if it was ready by the date of her husband’s Christmas party, this Saturday - which actually wasn't a problem. She had already… Continue reading My sister’s Designin’ December idea!

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Finishing that friggin’ UFO … (Part 2)

I apologize for not posting sooner.  I did continue working on my Sister's shirt/jacket during the last week, the final chapter of my Sister's Sewing Projects, although I am sure she will eventually think of something else for me to do!  I am using Simplicity 5455, a pattern from 2003.  I started it here using two wonderful fabrics,… Continue reading Finishing that friggin’ UFO … (Part 2)

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Taking care of a UFO… (Part 1)

I thought, now that I have my pants muslin sorted out, that I better finish off my one and only UFO (Un Finished Object) before it was full steam ahead with my pants.  A while back I made a skirt for my sister, another garment in my "Sister's Sewing Projects".  The fabrics used were both 97% cotton… Continue reading Taking care of a UFO… (Part 1)

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Last weekend’s accomplishments.

Well there wasn't much time for sewing, my sister came for a visit!  I had my pants finished in advance so that we could laze around all weekend.  Well, except for the 5 km walk/jog we did.  My two sisters and I did the CIBC Run for the Cure Sunday.  It wasn't too hot and it… Continue reading Last weekend’s accomplishments.

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Ilona’s Future’s so Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!

I have certainly learned a lot cleaning up Ilona - my Singer 15-88.  As you know from this post my Mom has given me her and her sister's Vintage Sewing Machines.  I even bought myself a small hammer and a screwdriver...  you know, one of those ones with a bunch of different attachments?  I took… Continue reading Ilona’s Future’s so Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!