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Serger Surgery Turns Trash Into Treasure

I'm always on the hunt for a great deal on old sewing machines. I've found some amazing bargains in the classified ads of my local weekly newspaper in the past year or so, and even my husband gets excited to see a vintage machine he can bring back to life. Just a few weeks ago,… Continue reading Serger Surgery Turns Trash Into Treasure

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July’s Sew-Along Flew By Like A Birdie — And So Did The Month Itself!

My ongoing quest to complete every one of the Violette Field Threads monthly sew-alongs in 2019 was going great, but then I suddenly hit a wall this month. What happened, you ask? The main problem had to be the unbearable heat wave that blasted my corner of the world like a furnace and caused me… Continue reading July’s Sew-Along Flew By Like A Birdie — And So Did The Month Itself!

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My 6-Year-Old Granddaughter Gets Grammy-Made Clothes That Are Almost As Adorable As She Is!

It always thrills me to see my sewing projects being worn and enjoyed by my grandchildren and other family members for whom I make them. One of my recent blog posts told the story of a special pair of designer leggings and shorts I made for my youngest granddaughter Olive using Spoonflower-printed fabric that was… Continue reading My 6-Year-Old Granddaughter Gets Grammy-Made Clothes That Are Almost As Adorable As She Is!

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June’s Sew-Along Was Too Much Fun To Stop At One. Translation: I Got A New Dress, And So Did A Friend

The Violette Field Threads sew-along for June, chosen by the VFT group members last month, was the Tinsley dress. Because the Tinsley could be sewn in just about any size — misses, tween,  girl, and doll — I decided to make one for myself and one for a little girl who recently moved to my community… Continue reading June’s Sew-Along Was Too Much Fun To Stop At One. Translation: I Got A New Dress, And So Did A Friend

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Every Sewing Room Should Have Its Own Area 51 — You Know, For UFOs!

I promise not to take you down some strange and unexplained path with this post. Put simply, a sewing UFO is an UnFinished Object. Most sewists have them, myself included. And most sewists try to keep them a secret, tucked away in the sewing room equivalent of Area 51, the fabled military hiding place for… Continue reading Every Sewing Room Should Have Its Own Area 51 — You Know, For UFOs!