Tag Archives: Crafts

Tank Top Dreams and Gout

I had some great summer sewing plans, but as sometimes  happens life gets in the way. More about that below. Using Pattern Master Boutique, I wanted to perfect the fit of a tank top and also test other tank top … Continue reading

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Vogue 1291 Sandra Betzina’s Todays Fit

Vogue 1291 Sandra Betzina's Todays Fit

These blouses are wonderful

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True Bias

Although I’ve been sewing for many years, I’ve just completed my first bias skirt.  A medium weight tightly woven cotton print is the fabric.  I did much research on this and found some basics. Most of the advice was to … Continue reading

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Not meant to Sew today.

Most of you know I’m a Bernina girl. My 830E sewing machine is exquisite but I admit I was annoyed with the needle threader only working ‘sometimes’ ::sigh:: Today I was going to sew all day and finish a lounging … Continue reading

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Shoulder Princess Shirt with Pattern Master Boutique

I’ve spent the past few weeks working on my slopers for Pattern Master Boutique and Pattern Master Boutique for knits. This software is made by Wild Ginger and I’ve owned it for several years. The software has been updated and enhanced … Continue reading

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Dolls Dolls Dolls

    I love to make dolls!  I’ve been  making dolls since the 80’s and I remember the meticulous planning that went into it. The first one was a soft sculpture ‘cabbage patch’ type from a McCalls Pattern. How carefully … Continue reading

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Fun and Easy Pillow Cases

Pillow cases are easy and fun to make. If you need to use up some of your “stash,” pillow cases fill the bill perfectly. They make wonderful gifts and even kids love them. You can use whimsical fabrics, or artsy … Continue reading

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