coat · sew

I Knew Winter Was Coming, So I Made A Coat!

Making a coat is a huge advancement in my lifelong sewing skills, and this was the first time I tried. What took me so long? Well, I must admit that I had always been afraid, simply because I thought it would be too complex. But much like my fear of making pants, which I conquered… Continue reading I Knew Winter Was Coming, So I Made A Coat!

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This Pattern Threw Me A Curve — A Jarrah Curve

Have you seen the latest Megan Nielsen pattern releases? They come in regular and extended sizes, hence the addition of the word "curve" to the extended-size pattern names (you know, for us curvy girls who need a little more room for "the girls"). This particular blog post is all about the Jarrah Curve, one of… Continue reading This Pattern Threw Me A Curve — A Jarrah Curve

quilt · sew

August Quilt Block Is Such A Sweet Pea

I was expecting a quilt block called Sweet Pea to be easy, especially compared to last month's complicated and frustrating sewing machine design. Boy, was I wrong! Maybe it was sewing during a ridiculous heat wave, or trying a new quarter-inch sewing foot, or just plain bad measuring, but nothing quite came together on this… Continue reading August Quilt Block Is Such A Sweet Pea