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Posts Tagged ‘sewing’

Simplicity 8131

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

I’ve been sewing Elle pants and Hot Patterns tops so far this summer, but for my pretty embroidered-effect silk, I needed a pattern that took very little fabric and also took advantage of the drape and movement of the cloth. This is the cloth in question. It looks embroidered, but it’s actually a print. A […]

SWAP 2017: Colors

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

I haven’t made a full SWAP in years and probably won’t accomplish one in 2017, either. But I enjoy planning them and I am taking another PSD today, so I thought I’d plan one just for fun. The new style SWAP has 12 pieces: Core 4 (jacket, skirt, pants, top) Inner column 2 (top, skirt) […]

Minky Blanket

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

I saw this idea at Pinterest: a reversible blanket with Minky on one side and quilting cotton on the other. #1 daughter and I got all the office furniture out of the room that will be the nursery. We had good talks and got a fair bit done, and then I came home and made […]

Not a Sewing Weekend

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

I finished the gull stitch cap to go with the gull stitch jacket.This was obviously not a sewing project, but I was very tired on Sunday night for some reason. I did the main seams for a French terry gown in mint green, and completed the blue minky cap and gown. But I didn’t get […]

Layette FO #4/5

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

#1 daughter came over last night to watch Our Brand Is Crisis. She wanted to make a quick road trip to Colorado. The Good Ol’ Boy talked her into postponing the trip, though, so I’m back to a sewing weekend. #1 daughter did come down to finish the movie while I cut out a big […]

HotPatterns Fringe Festival Top

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

This is the HotPatterns Fringe Festival Top. It consists of just three pieces: front and back, plus the scarf. Both front and back pieces are cut with a seam, not on the fold. This gives the top good shaping, but I have seen bloggers eliminate the center seams. I could see doing that in the […]

Labor Day Weekend PSD 1: Elle Pants

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

How can I have sewn for so many years and made so many successful projects and still be such a bad seamstress? I cut the Style Arc Elle pants in  ponte de roma knit in the dark taupe and the silver. Both were 2 yard pieces of 60″ knit, but the silver ended up having […]

Craftsy Class #9: Sewing Panties

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Why make your own panties? Well, this class goes with Beverly Johnson’s bra-making class, which I really enjoyed, and it was offered to me for half price, so what the heck? Also, I can make a set — Johnson suggests three pairs of panties to match each bra. If you have special fitting needs, this […]

Machine Embroidery

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Here is a nice place to read, out on my back patio. Nice, that is, until you’ve been out there for three minutes, at which point it becomes clear that the heat is unbearable. I therefore declared a PSD: a Personal Sewing Day. I’m using my TnT nightgown pattern, Butterick 6838, and a length of […]

McCall’s 7331, Part 2

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Today included church, housework, and a concert, but I still completed the cardigan from McCall’s 7331 in Snorkel Blue.  This was a ponte de roma knit from Hancock fabrics. The cardigan is cleverly constructed and the instructions are very clear and detailed, so I had no trouble with it. The triangular fronts are simply cut […]

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