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

So easy you could do it with your eyes closed!

I have to take a slight detour in my blouse sewing schedule.  I have noticed some "staples" missing in my work wardrobe - a dark brown skirt and a navy blue skirt.  So I grabbed up the easiest quickest pattern I have, McCall's M6654, and two polyester knits from my stash. Both fabrics are so… Continue reading So easy you could do it with your eyes closed!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, I made it!! 2014, Pants, Sewing, Tops

So I guess if you lose your voice, it’s time to write a blog post?

Lying here on the couch, watching TV and reading other blogs, fighting off my cold with hot chicken soup, hot tea and a chocolate bar (a recommended cure, honestly!), I have decided I might as well write up one of my own on what I put together last week. Perhaps you remember my sister, Bon-Bons &… Continue reading So I guess if you lose your voice, it’s time to write a blog post?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, I made it!! 2014, Pants, Sewing, Tops

Diving into knits! Part Two

Back on schedule again!  Perhaps some of you remember my other "Diving into knits"  post? I have been using McCall's 4261. I sewed up my red T shirt, it was such an easy pattern to put together, but I think now it might be too nice to workout in! Now on to my blue yoga… Continue reading Diving into knits! Part Two

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

My first “up cycle”?

My sister's co-worker is traveling to Mexico very soon to avoid our rainy winter - the rain just goes on and on and on...  She asked my sister if I would be willing to sew her "tankini" for her before she leaves.  Sure, I love a new project! What we have here is her tankini top… Continue reading My first “up cycle”?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, I made it!! 2014, Pants, Sewing, Tops, Vintage patterns

Next? Diving into knits!

Last time I sewed anything with a knit fabric I was in grade 10. (That was a long, long time ago!) It was a heavy 100% polyester knit and it was solid pink! Very cool indeed! I made a t-shirt style top and hipster pants, almost a perfect match for this McCalls 3280. Can you… Continue reading Next? Diving into knits!