Category Archives: sewing

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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A Collette Crepe wearable muslin…and the letters T & U

Presenting….the Crepe dress by Collette! A summery wrap dress that wraps at the back! And no worries at all…there’s a lot of wrapping back there. I’m not worried about any stray gusts of wind at all, thank goodness! I’d read … Continue reading

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Indy sewing patterns…and King Cobra for the letter K

I’ve been spending my allowance on sewing patterns this last month, and they’ve been arriving like hotcakes! Is there anything better than getting presents in the mail? Not much, let me tell ya!   These pajamas are going to be … Continue reading

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