I was asked the other day about unfinished projects. Do I start a new project when I have another one that isn't finished? Of course I do! Doesn't everyone?
Life would be so much easier if I did finished every project before starting another. But inevitably something will come up, where a project has to be shelved for a time. Sometimes it is because I need a notion, or (in most cases) interfacing for the next step (I never seem to have the right weight interfacing ever!). Sometimes,…Continue
I've been making some super awesome aprons to sell at the store my mom works at, and it's been a lot of fun. I had never made an apron before, but I started from scratch and decided I didn't want to use a pattern.
I have made quite a few, including some awesome ruffly ones. But I saw in a copy of Apronology some awesome aprons made out of old men's button-downs, and I gave those a try. I think everyone should do the same...,. they came out SO CUTE and were actually super easy. And the…Continue
I have a pessimistic personality. How pessimistic you ask? I will use the 'is the glass half full or half empty' illustration. I do not care if it is half full or half empty, it is probably poison, so leave it alone.
My husband, aka the Man, is an optimist, and he sees things differently than I do. And he is always saying, 'it is how you see things, as to what it will be'. It's only taken 26 years, but I see his point. We have a son (aka the Boy). And while he was growing up, he was…Continue
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My friend, Londa, posted on her blog about making a dress, V1250. I headed over to the Vogue website to see the pattern and, holey-moley! it was on sale for $3.99. "Hmm", I said to self. "I think I need that pattern. And free shipping on orders over $25. I could see if any of the patterns on my wish list are $3.99…Continue
So when I started to sew, maybe age 6, I was all about the machine. I didn't want to do anything by 'hand'.
Sewing by hand was for babies. Hand is a four letter word. It is to be avoided, until all else fails. To this day, I will spend hours trying to figure out how to do something by the machine, when if I had done it by hand it would be finished. I am all about finding the tools that help me.
When I was first married (26 years ago) we didn't have much money. The sewing…Continue
I didn't accomplish a lot of sewing this weekend. The navy pants are about half finished. The fly-front zipper instructions were not clear and I had to pin & baste all the steps to make sure I understood them correctly. The zipper looks nice now that it is in, but it took extra time.
I did make an apron over the weekend. I purchased the panel at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo held recently in Schaumburg…Continue
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I'm in the market for a Serger. Never had one but with my B-day and Mother's Day coming up (I gave my family "permission" this year to do a combo gift, lol) I've asked for one. I would love some feedback on your serger experience and what brands you have so that I can start my search. Thanks!! Can't wait to hear from you!
I am going public. Yep, it's true. Last night for the first time every in my whole entire life I knit in public.
I am not a "Knitter". I only knit. "Knitters" are people who live, breath, sleep and eat knitting and yarn. You can call out a pattern name and "Knitters" immediately know exactly what you are talking about. Yeah, that's not me. I can barely remember the name of the pattern I am working on, let alone patterns from magazines 5 years ago. And my yarn…Continue
I know. I'm supposed to be slaving away at work right now, but hey, every girl deserves a break, right?
So have you seen these mug rugs? They are just way too cute! Two thoughts—
Tonight I cut out these pants sans cuffs in some navy blue cotton fabric for summer.
It's been a few months since I have sewn actual garments. I have been so blue over my mom's illness and death that I just didn't have the desire to really delve…Continue
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A walking foot is a mechanism for feeding the fabric through a sewing machine as it is being stitched. It is most useful for sewing heavy materials where needle feed is mechanically inadequate, for spongy or cushioned materials where…Continue