Mama’s Got a Brand New (Floral) Bag

Stylish women change their bag with the season, so I figured I’d do the same! :-) I started two Floral Bags from Bags: The Modern Classics back in January, debuted one in April, and finished the second one some months after that. I even used it a bit here and there … but it didn’t […]

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The Useless Bag Goes To Vermont

I designed and cut a bag eons ago, but didn’t sew it. Recently looking about for an easy sew, I found the pieces and decided to sew it up. However, something got lost in the interim and I simply could not remember the design! Ever lazy, I decided to wing it…and ended up with a […]

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Day 7: The Sweet Pink Gemini Dress

Last but not least is Sweet Pink: the cutesy, girlish version of McCall’s M6744 + McCall’s M6966 view A. For SP I went with bodice A, the standard back view, because I hadn’t used it on any of my previous versions. I think it fits pretty perfectly, don’t you? :) Let’s see, what does Miss […]

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The Long Goodbye: 7 Days of Summer

Chilly mornings, even paired with baking hot days, means fall has arrived in New England. No longer can I deny this and bury my head in the sand that is summer sewing! Sadly, this also means I need to put away summer clothes and pull out cool and cold weather clothes. Specifically, this means saying […]

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SWYFC Weeks 1-2: Video Darling

I’m not really sure a presser foot can be a vixen, so…*wink* [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THfsoyMKz7s] Today’s video is a tutorial on how to use the leveller foot, a handy little foot best used on thick fabrics. As fall approaches, we may make jeans, coats or jackets, all of which have many thick layers to sew together. […]

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The OWOP Four

I did it! I participated in One Week, One Pattern 2014! I’m so proud of myself for doing something larger than me, instead of stubbornly insisting on being a lone wolf. I have only cellphone camera shots because all week I was exhausted — I got up early for work (430-5am) and I stayed up […]

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