Saturday Musings: 2015 All Done

No worries, people — I haven’t forgotten your tutorial! :) Life has gotten very involved, and without a solid writing schedule….the tutorial has been in draft purgatory. But it’s getting there. This, however, is more of a wrap up post than anything else. All the cool kids are doing it! So I will, too. 2015 […]

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Rawr (Butterick B6258)

Sooo…I love this pattern. You’re going to see a lot of it …. consider yourselves warned. *smile* I love it for its ease and simplicity, not it’s hack-ability. And oh, how simple it is! Of course, you can complicate it — I’ve since made two more of this shirt with neckband and sleeve design details. […]

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The Long Goodbye Roundup: Time For Fall

And with that, summer is no more. McCall’s M6744, and supplementary pattern M6966 also by McCalls, were a joy to sew, pure and simple. And in the process of sewing such similar dresses, I got pretty good at making waist casings, binding raw edges with FOE, hacking patterns together, and a two-step process for stitching […]

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Day 2: The Instant TNT Dress

I originally blogged this dress back in June with shots with my then-brand new camera, Snowey. Lady S and I have since taken over a thousand photos, so it’s pretty cool to come back ‘full circle’ and redo our inaugural shoot. When I made this dress, it felt like the shortest thing in my closet. […]

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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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New Dress, New TNT: McCall’s M6744

Here’s a genuine sewing post! :) Most of my project posts are light on sewing info, and I’d like to try my hand at writing more informative posts moving forward. For now, this means writing a blog post while working on a project, because I never remember the technical bits after I finish! * * […]

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How the West Was Won (Part One)

Earlier this month I went out west for a week, with a long list of Things To Do. I’m so happy to say I did everything on that list, and really enjoyed the experiences I had! The whole trip was instigated by my favorite band ever in the whole world — Metallica — playing a […]

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