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A Sweet Little Girl Gets A Special Vintage-Style Dress

For my first sewing project this month, I decided to try a pattern from a new designer, Vintage Little Lady. I'm a big fan of vintage-style dresses, so the Opal pattern for girls was an easy choice. Since both of my granddaughters are taking a break from dresses, I needed to find someone new to… Continue reading A Sweet Little Girl Gets A Special Vintage-Style Dress

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My, My! February’s Sew-Along Flew By!

If you've seen my recent blog posts, you'll know I was under the weather for much of February. On the days I felt half human, I pushed myself to get some sewing projects done. One such project was the February sew-along organized by Violette Field Threads. As announced at the onset of 2019, I committed… Continue reading My, My! February’s Sew-Along Flew By!

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Well, It’s Groundhog Day — Again. And That Means Six More Weeks Of Sewing.

I recently completed my second sew-along of the year, and the results are in: It was a huge success. My goal was to make two zip-up pullovers, one for each of my granddaughters. Not only did I complete the pullovers, but I also added leggings to match. And now, here's the photographic evidence! This sew-along… Continue reading Well, It’s Groundhog Day — Again. And That Means Six More Weeks Of Sewing.

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My Latest Sew-Along Has A Neat Closure! Don’t Miss My Helpful Zipper Tutorial, Too!

My first sew-along with Violette Field Threads for 2019 used the Reese Pattern, and it gave me a new opportunity to demonstrate how I use lacy zippers. Here's how it went. Since I've yet to send this to the sweet 3-year-old grandniece for whom I made it, I don't have any "strike a pose" pictures… Continue reading My Latest Sew-Along Has A Neat Closure! Don’t Miss My Helpful Zipper Tutorial, Too!

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My Fabric Is Made Of Dead Dinosaurs. Should I Be Concerned About That?

One of my planned sews this month was matching cardigan sweaters for my daughter-in-law and my youngest granddaughter. The project was supposed to be easy and fun. Even though I finished the sweaters in only two days, I'd hardly call them easy, and I certainly wouldn't call them fun. Why not? Because I was making… Continue reading My Fabric Is Made Of Dead Dinosaurs. Should I Be Concerned About That?