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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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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SWYFC Kickoff and Check In

Can you believe we’re already mid-way through the first week of SWYFC — how are you doing? I made a pair of videos that get more in depth about what this challenge is all about and what the plan is for this week, which I hope you’ll enjoy. Please forgive my “outfit”, it was simply […]

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Houston, We Have a Winner

Courtesy of my camera and a fabulous box I snagged at Goodwill, a winner for the pattern guessing contest has been selected: Elizabeth C! She and four others correctly guessed I’m going to sew up Melinda. Melinda is a bit of a sleeper — it doesn’t have the interesting lines of the other three, but […]

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