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So to continue my …

#makenine2019 and my Islander Sewing Systems "Jacket Express"! Last week my sewing got off to a rough start! First of all a couple of Fridays ago, I couldn't get home without taking a good run, a few times, at the first of many hills we have ... without success. I abandoned my vehicle on the… Continue reading So to continue my …

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McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

This is the last of my lovely denim border print fabric.  🙁 I've already made a pair of summer cropped pants with it, details here.  I had just enough left to squeeze a top out of it!   I decided to use this pattern, McCall's M7324, view A.  I definitely won't be using the curved… Continue reading McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

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McCall’s M7093 – Don’t need buttons for this one …

... and I found the perfect buttons for my last project.  But before I show them to you, let me show you what I made with the remnants of my paisley Topaz knit.  I had some of this lovely fabric - 85% polyester, 10% rayon, 5% spandex - left over, just enough.  I think I have made… Continue reading McCall’s M7093 – Don’t need buttons for this one …

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Itch to Stitch Lisbon Cardigan – No Buttons though!

Fresh off the Day and Night Dress Challenge, Coffee and Cocktails, I’m headed to Lisbon... ... the Lisbon Cardigan by Itch to Stitch, that is. I cut out my pattern pieces and fabric with the help of Sophie!  I love this knit fabric, a "shades of grey" (and black) paisley Topaz knit, 85% polyester, 10%… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Lisbon Cardigan – No Buttons though!

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What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

And I'm certainly not one to waste recycled denim!  So let's make another bag.  This one is not quite big enough to hold my iPad, not like the last one I made.  This one seemed to go together quicker too!  Perhaps it wasn't as "fancy" or perhaps I'm actually getting used to throwing them together?!?… Continue reading What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

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How to sew a recycled denim handbag.

I was trying to think of an eye-catching, mysterious title for my blog post.  I couldn't.  I have too been immersed in bag making lately - sewing creatively, instead of blogging creatively!   The only other handbags I've made I posted about here and here.  I made one of them for my sister - she's seems… Continue reading How to sew a recycled denim handbag.