Routine

I had a whole other post planned for today but I need help so I'm going in a different direction and I'll talk to you about sewing classes later this week. OK. So, for at least 194 years I have been trying to figure out how to do a better job at getting all of the...

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Janome

In 1999 we moved to Michigan from Pennsylvania because my darling got a new job. In Pennsylvania, for a few years before we left, I had been working at my mom's bed and breakfast and I was doing alterations and making wedding dresses for people. I honestly cannot...

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Sewing and Body Image

I've never been a person who felt very confident about my body. All my life I've been a little...chubby. I have a sister who is almost exactly one year younger than me. She was always more petite. When we were 11 and 12 years old she barely even came up to my shoulder...

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Prom 2019 – Maggie Edition

This dress took months. We started thinking about it in November. We found a pattern and chose the fabric and had that all in hand well before Christmas came in 2018. And things got busy and I didn't get started with the actual making until mid March. I knew it would...

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Sewing Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just a little over a week away. This, to me, is another excuse for me to get myself a gift that I want. Way back in 2017 I gave lists full of gifts for spinners and weavers. It may be time to update those but today I bring you a list of gifts for...

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More Hems

A few weeks ago I talked about rolled hems, rolled hem feet for your sewing machine and their benefits. Today I want to talk about hand sewn hems and machine blind hems. I'm going to begin with a hand sewn hem. For the examples I'm using I attached bias tape to the...

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Easter Dresses Finished

Last Monday morning I wrote about the plan to make an Easter dress for myself. Then on Monday afternoon I went with Maggie to her voice lesson and while we were talking in the car I offered to make a coordinating dress for her. And then on Thursday when the dresses...

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Patreon

More than a year ago I opened my Patreon page. The goal was to gain enough patrons to be able to fund the equipment and other items needed to produce online spinning classes. Over time my spinning interests got more and more complex and honestly most people are...

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Easter Dress in the Making

There is a woman I follow on Instagram. Her name is Eunice Asamoah. Her dresses are amazing and colorful and she looks fantastic in all of them. She is a fashion designer and custom dressmaker in addition to all the sewing she does for herself. She is beautifully...

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