Janome

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...
Sewing and Body Image

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...
Sewing Gifts for Mother’s Day

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...
More Hems

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...
Easter Dresses Finished

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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