Erin (I heart fabric) and Ping (Peneloping) are running Copy Cat Challenge 2. The prize pool is worth it for any sewer.I took Megan's (Meggipeg) suggestion for my ribbon skirts (using Sew Chic Fifth Avenue Skirt pattern as a basis) and entered this fun challenge and I'm still working on my study assessments.I'm the one in the middle … Continue reading Copy Cat Challenge 2
This week I submitted #1 of 9 project assessments and #2 is being pulled together now. My sewing room is my study and the week before I started those pretty ribbon skirts Pattern Review (PR) emailed me to say I got another star. Cool - 4 stars. So this afternoon I got another PR email to say I'm … Continue reading I think the sewing fairies are looking after me
Who doesn't love a challenge to make such a pretty ribbon skirt in colours to suit you?Here's the original skirt that inspired me. Here's the original Julie Starr Ribbon Skirt that appeared on Pattern Review. The J McLaughlin ribbon skirts that inspired these skirts is now on sale for $70 but was over $200 when it was brought … Continue reading Pretty sewing
It's cold and I realised last week I still had my SIL's coat to do.This is the test coat I made SIL last year.The pattern is designed for stretch wovens so I added 1/2 cm to the seams as I cut it out. The fabric is a plain woven with no stretch. The fabric is from … Continue reading keeping promises
Here's my winterproofed story review. Kwik Sew jacket 3693 and Kwik Sew 3567 topAvocado hoodie After dark Avocado hoodie Simplicity 8887 70's/80's jacketThese pieces do a good job guarding me against the cold in the mornings (6 degrees C). McCalls 6404 navy tights McCalls 6404 plum tightsNow to move onto prettier things.
DH wanted to break the trip from NY to Sydney up so we stopped in Hawaii for 6 days. That meant I could meet up with Shannon of Mushywear. Ricky at Kaimuku Dry Goods took this photo for us.Finally. After so many blog posts and comments between us we got to meet. As well … Continue reading Mahalo Shannon
In case you don't already know Kyle of Vacuuming the lawn, she's a sewing blogger who sews a lot and is know by lots of sewers and fabric store owners.Our Mood purchases - pic taken by MegKyle has her finger on the sewing pulse. That's how I noticed her blog many moons ago. That and … Continue reading Kyle in the city