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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

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The “ins” and the “outs” of my new Tote bag … and a few lessons learned!

Perhaps you read last week about my trashed (store-bought) Tote bag and the start of my journey to replace it?  If you missed it, you can read Part I here! I've been busy this week, learned a lot, and ended up with a great Tote bag - despite the "help" offered to me by My Feline… Continue reading The “ins” and the “outs” of my new Tote bag … and a few lessons learned!

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The “ins” and the “outs” of my new Tote bag!

I think I've already mentioned that I need to replace my Tote bag.  The vinyl is cracking at the corners and on the straps.  I have decided to strip what zippers and buckles I can from this one to ensure no waste ... but the rest of it is too worn. My family, friends and… Continue reading The “ins” and the “outs” of my new Tote bag!

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I finished my dress!

Well ... actually my sister's dress - part of my "Sister's Sewing Project".  It's a border print and I've fallen in love with it.  Border print fabric is not easy to find!   My sister wanted this dress - she took this photo from the TV!  It was her inspiration.   And she found a… Continue reading I finished my dress!

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A long drawn out battle with beautiful fabric …

and I'm not quite finished yet! Let me tell you what's up ... I have been searching for a pattern and fabric to make a "replica" of my mother's and aunt's dresses in this photo.  My Aunt was a seamstress back in Europe and she not only sewed for clients but also for herself and… Continue reading A long drawn out battle with beautiful fabric …

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… with the kindness of strangers.

I was determined to clean up and oil Barbie, my Singer Slant-o-Matic 500, my "Rocketeer", while I was on holidays from work.  Before I even got around to cleaning her up ... well ... I broke off her Plate Cover by accident.  I just closed it and it popped off in my hand.  The manual… Continue reading … with the kindness of strangers.

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One of my favourites …

I started this dress last week (read the prequel right here).  I love this pattern.  It's a remake of a classic dress pattern, Butterick B5920 "Retro '51".  Comfortable and easy to make.  The fabric is lightweight and soft, an Ellena Rayon Twill Print, 100% Rayon.  I even found the perfect buttons for my fabric. Now… Continue reading One of my favourites …

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I learned something new…

Just by chance actually!  As a matter of fact, I learned a couple of things. I've decided I need more dresses in my life (again).  I also noticed that IG is having a #sewtogetherforsummer Challenge that I can participate in - if I get my entry done by June 21st.  I do not like deadline… Continue reading I learned something new…