Category Archives: sewing

The Tunic Bible and an Orange Shift Dress

Hey, Vi… look what I got! Here’s the back-of-the-book blurb: The only tunic pattern you’ll ever need. Create chic, ready-to-wear tunics with a multi-length, graded pattern and expert construction tips. Choose your style–casual, preppy, boho, or glamorous – with interchangeable … Continue reading

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Hands2Help, Vogue 9057, row quilts, novels and knitting

Dear Vi, Put your hands together and wish a happy 7th anniversary to┬áthe Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge! Sarah has graciously reminded us that this weekend is the first linky party to show our progress on our quilts. I’ve gone through … Continue reading

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Slow Sunday Stitching (Vogue 9057 and small handwork)

Dear Vi, Today it’s snowing again, one of those dreary low-light days where you just want to hibernate and read a good book. You know the kind. I don’t have anything new or earth-shattering to share, so I’ll just catch … Continue reading

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A Splendid Sampler Update

Dear Vi, I can’t believe how many letters I’ve written to you in my head. Just about every morning I wake up with an idea for a letter, and then poof! it’s gone. So today I thought I’d just stop … Continue reading

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Shorts! A thrifty refashion

As you may have figured out, I love experimenting with non-traditional fabric choices, and I love a good thrift store find. I found these goddess-sized stretchy jeans at the thrift store for $1.50. They didn’t look like they’d ever been … Continue reading

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A letter to my grade 8 Home Economics teacher

Dear Mrs. Rudd, I hope this letter finds you well and still sewing. You won’t remember me, but I was one of the fourteen-year-olds in your eight grade home economics class at Keithley Junior High in the fall of 1974. … Continue reading

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