A Look Back – Favorite Posts of 2018

In December of 2017 I wrote about what blog posts of mine were the ones most visited over the year. Some were surprises and others were not. I thought it would be fun to look at that again for 2018. So here are the top ten most visited posts of 2018. 10. Looking to...

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Skirt Project – Putting the samples on the loom

Not much progress since last week. I'm about halfway through threading the heddles for my samples right now but I thought I'd talk my way through this with you and tell you what I'm thinking. It helps to get it all out and really think it through.  I've been putting...

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Skirt Project – Merino Sampling

If you have been following the skirt project from the beginning you understand that the skirt project no longer is only about skirts and more about fabric and all kinds of garments. The next project is going to be a blazer or jacket of some sort. And it's going to be...

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Harris Tweed – Real Beginnings

I have a tendency to procrastinate projects. Often it is because the fabric I'm wanting to cut is rare or expensive, sometimes it's because I'm not sure I can do it well, other times it's because I'm not exactly sure how to do it or if my plans will actually work....

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Two Jackets

What's the difference between a blazer and a jacket? I googled and found this article saying that the main difference is that a suit jacket is made from finer materials. It also gives two possible reasons for calling them blazers. Of course it is all about men's suits...

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Regrouping

Yesterday I had a long talk with my letsberealhere advisor. Her name is Amy King and if you ever need somebody to bring you to your senses she's probably your girl. She doesn't tell me what exactly to do but when I am making unrealistic goals and deadlines for myself...

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Winter Wardrobe Plans

That photo is from Pinterest. I've had it pinned for a little while. It links to this blog post. I love that suit a lot and the blog post tells how to make the suit all by yourself without a pattern. Honestly, at this point I think I could do the skirt but I'm not...

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My Sewing

In June, right after school was out, Maggie and Ryan and I went to Utah. The kids were going to a music camp where Maggie studied opera and Ryan was working on saxophone - although Ryan has decided to add Clarinet to the instruments he plays because he now loves...

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Free Knitting Books

Yes, Free. I want these to go to a home where people will appreciate them. The only cost to you is the cost of shipping and if I have t buy a box or something to put them in. People in Canada, the shipping might be prohibitive but if you live in the continental US...

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