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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Cleaning and Straightening

Currently I have a tiny break from looming deadlines and for the past 4 weeks since I've been back from PlyAway (which was a lot of fun) I've been getting a whole lot of nothing done. Remember not very long ago when I did that blog post about how I'm having a hard...

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Come and Play with Me at Rhinebeck

We're about 6 months out from the upcoming Rhinebeck Retreat and there is still space. Have you looked over the description? Do you have any questions? Let me answer a few of the questions I've gotten. What are the benefits of coming to this retreat?1. Home made...

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