I was so excited by my first attempt at Simplicity 2369 that I decided to go ahead and make another one right away. And, since I really like the results, both of these garments are going to satisfy requirements for my year-long sewing challenge. In my first go-round I made the tunic top, view C. … More Another Simplicity 2369
The first year of sewing I made a LOT of practice dresses for skating. I wrote a lengthy pattern review a long while ago, so I don’t really feel the need to write anything too much, but I thought I would show off my latest. The first is possibly the practice dress from hell. Everything … More More Skating Dresses
A return to sewing! I am happy to report that after the long holiday weekend shipping has resumed and my serger replacement blades have arrived! Huzzah! I have ordered two sets so that I won’t have to suffer bladeless should another pin incident occur in the future. Simple things make me happy. So this means … More Happiness is…
Although I have been sewing a lot since Thanksgiving, it has been mostly gift sewing, so I won’t be posting pictures until after the holidays. So I apologize for the excessive number of book and skating posts of late, but I hope to have at least one more finished object (aside from gift sewing) to post before the end … More Book Reviews: Sergers
This was my first time placing an order with Atlanta Thread & Supply Company, and I must say overall I am quite pleased with the service. I was really excited when my big box of serger thread arrived: Box stuffed with serger cones! I was looking at the Joann’s thread after I ordered my machine, … More Happy Mail from Atlanta Thread Supply
I did a bit of a marathon cutting session, so I have a some of the coat underway! I made a couple of decisions regarding the coat construction: (1) I am going to underline the fashion fabric with muslin, just so it is a bit more weighty and a bit more wind proof. I have … More Snake Trench – Progress!
Ok, maybe too much too soon, but I love my new machine and I have to show it off. My serger in its new home. Bad news: I am getting sick. Not fun. Good news: Being sick = staying home and sleeping and spending some extra time with my new toy. I threaded it from … More Serger Update
The post title is pretty much what I shouted when I opened the door and found this sitting outside: My new serger!!!! Yep, it is official, I have a serger. This is my big fancy super exciting ultimate sewing purchase I have been waiting for the past week or so. I have wanted one pretty … More It’s Here! It’s Here! It’sHereIt’sHereIt’sHere!