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My Vogue vintage 1950 jacket

Hi, can you believe it’s December already? This year went by super fast. At the end of November, I finished this cropped jacket from a Vogue vintage reissue pattern (V2934), which was ...

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Quick Tips on Sewing Knits

Hi, Bay Area Sewists had a fun meetup in September at Sips N Sews to talk about sewing knit fabrics. Members brought (or wore) things they made from knits and shared their ...

A-Frame Skirt - Blueprints for Sewing - csews.com

A-Frame Pencil Skirt – construction details

Hi, as promised, here’s my post on the construction details for my Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame pencil skirt – my first pencil skirt and my first casual skirt. I usually ...

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Refashion, Stylish Remakes book review and giveaway!

Hi, It’s hard to believe that September is well underway. I thought I’d ...
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Adjusting patterns – fitting the back

Hi, I hope you’re enjoying your summer – or whatever season is happening ...
Spring for Cotton - dress from vintage Simplicity 2439 - csews.com

Spring for Cotton Dress

Hi, I finally finished my Spring for Cotton dress! And just under ...

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Book Review: The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion

Hi, last weekend I popped into the Berkeley Public Library and ran across two recent books, The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion and Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style. Usually new books like these are not on the shelf and have a waiting list so I thought: This is my lucky day! In this post, I’m going to […]

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Tutorial: Repairing an ugly tear

Hi, have you ever had to repair an ugly tear? Yesterday my husband tore the vest I made him a few years ago. He wears it a lot so he was really upset and of course, told me, “You have to fix this!” The tear was nearly 2 inches (5 cm) long in the center […]

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Which Craftsy sewing class should I take?

Hi, have you taken any Craftsy sewing classes? I’m trying to figure out which one to pick because I get to take one class for free. Yes, I’m the lucky recipient of a free Craftsy class as part of my Sewing Indie prize package for winning the Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest! As of today, there are 138 […]

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My sewing indie pattern prizes

Hi, I hope you’re having a fun October! This week I had a delightfully tough time choosing which indie patterns I wanted as part of my Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest prizes. Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick which specializes in petite and petite plus size patterns, officially offered the Mimosa Blouse PDF pattern. However, Betsy, the SBCC’s designer told […]

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Yay! I won the Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest!

Hi, thanks to everyone who voted for me! I’m so happy to announce that I actually won a sewing contest! Woot! How did this happen? Well, Mari of Seamster Patterns organized the second Sewing Indie Month this year, hosting it on Sew Independent. Last year I had entered the Dressed to the Nines contest and was […]

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A-Frame Skirt - Blueprints for Sewing

Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame Skirt – Sewing Indie Month

Hi, did you sew anything in September? It was Sewing Indie Month and National Sewing Month. I made the A-Frame Skirt by Blueprints for Sewing. This pattern has two versions, a pencil skirt and an a-line skirt. I usually make a-line skirts so this time around I decided to venture out of my comfort zone […]

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And the winner of Stylish Remakes is…

Hi, sorry I’m a little late on announcing the winner of the Japanese sewing book Stylish Remakes, which I blogged about here. I meant to announce the winner on Oct. 1. I used Random.org’s random number generator and got this result: Fourteen people commented and the tenth person who left a comment (drum roll please)… […]

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It’s Sewing Indie Month and National Sewing Month!

Hi, in case you didn’t notice, September is the month to celebrate sewing. Yep, it’s not only Sewing Indie Month, it’s National Sewing Month! So if you need to jump-start your sewjo, this is the month to do it. I finished my project for The Refashioners 2015 challenge – to make something from a men’s […]

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Fall sewing – Vogue patterns preview – sailor pants, tops and a vintage reissue

Hi, I know summer isn’t over (!) but fall is just around the corner. Summer clothes at retail stores are all on sale, which is another sign that it’s not too early to think about fall sewing. A preview of the Vogue patterns fall 2015 collection is now on its website. So I decided to take a look […]

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International Anna Party!

Hi, How’s your summer sewing going? I hope you’re making progress on your projects whatever they may be. I started my third By Hand London Anna Dress earlier this month – inspired by the Instagram International Anna Party invitation from Elle of @LauraLovesPugs, who’s paryting with Ute of @uta_ig and Pips of @magdalenamuse and invited everyone to […]

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