Home Decorating, Patternmaking, Sewing, Slipcovers

The Inside Arm and Deck!

Now on to the Inside Arm... I am running desperately LOW on fabric so I have to sew pieces together in places that are not too conspicuous such as the Inside Arm and the Deck areas! I hate to do it but in this case because I can't find anymore of this fabric I'm in… Continue reading The Inside Arm and Deck!

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Patternmaking

Re-Useable Grocery Bag Pattern Release!

Hi Friends! I've completed my grocery bag pattern drafting and would you believe I actually figured out how to print it on multiple pages? I'm going to do something different with this pattern.  I am going to give it away for all of you to enjoy but if you do decide to sew this I'd… Continue reading Re-Useable Grocery Bag Pattern Release!

In the Studio, Patternmaking, Sewing

Re-Usable Grocery Bag Pattern Testing Part 2! – Small adjustments

Hi Friends! I made a few adjustments in the paper pattern.  First, I cut it down to just half the size since it was a mirror image.  Then I lowered both the sides and the front curves... ...and added a side seam.  I thought this would work better for Fat Quarters and Half Yard Cuts. … Continue reading Re-Usable Grocery Bag Pattern Testing Part 2! – Small adjustments

In the Studio, Patternmaking

One Yard Projects – The Reusable Grocery Bag! – Part 1 Pattern Testing

Hi Friends, I don't know why I get these wild hairs to go off and do these little projects, I just do.  Today I'd like to share with you my latest small endeavor for a new pattern...the grocery bag! I have sooooo many cute fabrics to play with so I wanted to come up with… Continue reading One Yard Projects – The Reusable Grocery Bag! – Part 1 Pattern Testing

Patternmaking, Sewing, The Simple Shirt

Sometimes I Wake in the Middle of the Night with an Idea

I'm sure many of us wake up in the middle of the night with some idea in our heads.  This happens to me on occasion and depending on how I feel I'll either get up and act on the idea or if the idea is completely whacked I'll try ever so patiently to go back to… Continue reading Sometimes I Wake in the Middle of the Night with an Idea

pants, Pants Fitting, Patternmaking

The Pants Update – Revisiting the Katherine Hepburn Pant Tutorial

Hi Everyone, In the next few weeks, as I sew from my list of fun new projects (including pants!), I am going to embark on a series of posts that will update two older posts from 2008 called "The Katherine Hepburn Inspired Trouser Pants". Those posts were my first attempt at a tutorial and I… Continue reading The Pants Update – Revisiting the Katherine Hepburn Pant Tutorial

Nightgown

Going Back to the Nightgown Project – The Photo Finish

Mom made a request to see some photos of the finished Nightgown.  And I am ever so happy to oblige! Front View: Side View: Back View:Front Band Closeup:Front Lace Closeup:Back Lace Closeup:Back Lace Shoulder Closeup:Lace Hem Closeup: Okay...Hope that covers the bases for the nightgown project.  Friends, I AM NOT GOING TO MODEL THIS for… Continue reading Going Back to the Nightgown Project – The Photo Finish

Nightgown

The Nightgown Project – Part 10- The Lace Hem and Reveal!…A Talkie!

Hi Everyone! I guess I'm not going to have much to say as far as typing goes today!  I made another video!!! The nightgown is finished and it turned out really nice! I had to break up the video into 2 in order to post it to Youtube, sorry about that, but here you go,… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 10- The Lace Hem and Reveal!…A Talkie!

Nightgown

The Nightgown Project – Part 9- Basting the Neck Band to the Yoke and Bodice…A Talkie!

Hi Again! This installment of the Nightgown Project is a fun one!  I woke up this morning and thought..."Hey, let's make a video!". Yes, I actually said that to myself.  I am soooooo not cut out for moving pictures but what the heck.  Here is me (trying my best not to laugh or to totally… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 9- Basting the Neck Band to the Yoke and Bodice…A Talkie!