Apr 20 2017

This year our 6 year old asked for a puffy skirt and sash for Easter.  Always aiming to please, I was thrilled with a simple request and Tiffany had already purchased the perfect fabric from The Sewing Room.  I used a basic yoke dress pattern for the dress […]

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Apr 11 2017

Today let’s answer a couple of buttonhole questions.  First of all, these are recommendations not rules.  The tradition of which side the buttonhole goes on can be traced back to European gentlemen when buttonhole placement took into consideration what was most convenient for their valet.  So, if you […]

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Apr 3 2017

Buttonholes… the final step when finishing your garment and for many of us the most dreaded.  Why is that?  Well, for one thing there is a lot of room for error even with our modern machines.  Here are a couple of hints to help take the anxiety out […]

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Mar 13 2017

  Sometimes you nearly cry when your favorite pink jumper has gotten too short.  The jumper was brought to me to see if I had a solution.  There was no hem left, we eliminated that in the Fall when we went to a tiny hem and used the large […]

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Feb 13 2017

I must admit that I have a weakness for vintage sewing books.  I love the older projects and a basic book that has separate chapters for things such as “Seams” and “Buttonholes.”  There is something refreshing about a reference book that assumes you know nothing and attempts to […]

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Feb 10 2017

My announcement of finally getting a new serger generated a few questions and request for updates on my progress with a new machine.  You either know me well or I suspect we are all alike and are a bit intimidated by our new purchases.  Fear of getting it […]

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Jan 10 2017

I always start the new year with visions of being more organized.  One of my goals for this year is to learn more about my sewing machine and serger. Maybe knowing where the presser feet are and their names is a good place to start.  My solution? Pill […]

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Jan 4 2017

Do you love a new year?  Do you look forward to new goals, new adventures and learning something new? One of the top things on my list is getting VERY comfortable with my new serger.  I’m not talking about threading it quickly and finishing a seam, I mean […]

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Dec 17 2016

In the last blog I mentioned that the jumper was reversible.  I realized later that I forgot to attach the picture of the Christmas tree print side.  What can I say, it is a busy time of year.  Anyone else feeling distracted by the holidays? Michie’

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Dec 13 2016

Just like everyone else, I am often sewing at the last minute during the holidays.  A reversible jumper using pattern #140-L was easy to stitch up one afternoon and was ready in time for her Christmas party at school.  Red piping was added to give it a more […]

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