Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2020, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

The “demise” of Dolly …

... it's rather a frustrating story ... but first, let's start with some sewing chit chat! At the beginning of this year, I told myself I would do ALL my mending and sewing repairs and finish those UFO's, before I started a new project. I did pretty well! I must admit that it took a… Continue reading The “demise” of Dolly …

Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing

My “burrito” experience – Part 2

I promised you photos of my finished Sewaholic Nicola.  I was lucky!  The weather was pretty good today and I was able to model it outside!   Perhaps you remember from my previous post a few of the details...  I used a cotton/Tencel fabric, similar to jean fabric but much lighter and "glossier".  I found… Continue reading My “burrito” experience – Part 2

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, Denim, Dresses, Fabrics, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing patterns

My “burrito” experience.

I have pretty much finished my cotton/Tencel Sewaholic Nicola - after sewing on the last of my buttons the only thing left for me to do (seriously) is take photos.  That's it! Since I haven't got the photos done yet, I thought I would share some techniques and changes I have made in the pattern with you… Continue reading My “burrito” experience.

Dresses, Fabrics, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing

…just sneaking one in here…

Our weather has been quite windy here and we have already lost power once (no TV, no internet, NO SEWING!) so I thought I would just sneak one in here now that the power has come back on - before it goes off again! I was working on my Sewaholic Nicola.  I am using a fabric… Continue reading …just sneaking one in here…

Cardigans, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Sewing, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

Finished … is it a Success?

I thought I would show you what I have been up to this past week.  I have finally finished my black cardigan, McCall’s M7055.  A McCall's "Learn to Sew for Fun" pattern.  When I opened the pattern envelope, I was surprised to find it was nothing but a CIRCLE with sleeves! I didn't have much left… Continue reading Finished … is it a Success?

Fabrics, Sewing

Honey, I’m home!

As I mentioned before in my previous post - my day long shopping trip in Vancouver with my sister has ended - very successfully!  After 1.5 hours on the ferry to Vancouver, lots of driving from here to there and lots and lots of fondling of fabric, I can happily show you my treasures! First… Continue reading Honey, I’m home!