1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Pants, Sewing, sewing machine feet, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

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.

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

What I did on my summer vacation. (Part II)

... just a hint … it involved a LOT of butt gazing! The first (and last) time I sewed myself a pair of pants (trousers) was when I was in grade 8.  It was a tunic top and hipster/bell bottom pants, sort of like this pattern, made of PINK 100% polyester (the heavy stuff). Those… Continue reading What I did on my summer vacation. (Part II)

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

More studying! … Pants Fitting Shell …

I know, it's been a long project!  In October I made my Bodice Fitting Shell and in January I made my Skirt Fitting Shell.  Finally, I have finished my Pants Fitting Shell. Like before, again I had the help of a Craftsy course - this time Pants Fitting Techniques by Sandra Betzina and her Vogue Pattern… Continue reading More studying! … Pants Fitting Shell …

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

More studying! … Skirt Fitting Shell …

It's not really my first garment of 2015, I certainly wouldn't wear it outside the house, but it is a really important one.  A while ago I measured and drafted my Bodice Fitting Shell from Vogue pattern V1004. During my time off work over Christmas, I continued with my studies using my Craftsy courses “Fast-Track Fitting” and… Continue reading More studying! … Skirt Fitting Shell …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Coats, I made it!! 2014, Sewing

Hunkering down for the winter…

... not that it has even snowed yet.  Hopefully it will not be anything like the freaky Winter of '96 (photo below and see source post here). It doesn't snow much here ("knock on wood") but I intend on getting warm and cozy in December anyway.  So to start I have made a fuzzy fleece… Continue reading Hunkering down for the winter…

Dresses, I made it!! 2014, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

No rain, a new hair-do and a new dress!

... this is Happiness! It's Frocktober! A while ago I received my Sewaholic Yaletown pattern in the mail and knew I had to sew it up with my Batic 100% rayon purchased during my shopping trip to Vancouver!  My dress is done now, just in time, and I am very pleased with it. This pattern was… Continue reading No rain, a new hair-do and a new dress!