Category Archives: Dressmaking

Pea Coat Nouveau

Fabric: Navy Blue Wool and silky turquoise lining Pattern: Vogue 8884 View B Year: Classic (this design dates back to the 1700’s) Notions: Gold metallic buttons with a blue center Accessories: Hand crocheted scarf (made by me) Time to complete: a few weeks First … Continue reading

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Featured in Sewing World Magazine

Sewist.com, one of several sewing and crafting social media sites, is featured in the February Edition of Sewing World Magazine. As part of the team, I’m flattered that Sewist is represented so thoroughly in the article. The website, Sewist, is the … Continue reading

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All Sewn Up in 2015

Just some of the highlights of 2015! I pledged not to buy RTW clothes and made all of my own. I posted my makes to The Monthly Stitch, Kolabora, and Sewist as well as to my blog at Zibergirl.com. I … Continue reading

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Giraffe Pajama Pants

Handmade Pajama Pants for Daughter Number Three Pattern: Carolyn Pajamas by Closet Case Files Fabric: Cotton Knit Abstract Giraffe Fabric Year: 2015 Classic Pajama Notions: thread and waistband elastic Time to complete: One day First worn: December 25 by my daughter Wear again? She loves them! I won this … Continue reading

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Sparkly Holiday Wren

Just in time for the holidays, one of the prettiest dresses I’ve ever made! Pattern: Wren by Colette Fabric: Glitter Jersey, Black/Red SKU 9648-03 Year: contemporary, and classic Notions: thread and clear elastic Time to complete: Here and there and in between … Continue reading

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Holiday Coat Made in 2012

This is my go-to holiday coat! I wore it today 12-2015 and still got tons of compliments! I didn’t wear the silly hat, or fancy shoes. 🙂 This is how we used to set up our weekly blog posts for … Continue reading

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Sewist: The New Sewing Social Network

It’s been a little over a month since the new Sewist.com site opened. It’s a place where members can share sewing and crafting projects, review and comment on projects, and socialize in groups. You can search through hundreds of patterns in our growing database … Continue reading

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So Long, Marianne!

I love this cute knit dress designed by Christine Haynes. The Marianne has a 60’s vibe and can be made up easily in a variety of knits and styles.   The one I’m wearing is a practice muslin that I made to  check … Continue reading

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How to make…. A Blouse with a Bow

Hello and Happy October! Before the weather turns cold, I wanted to make one last light-weight cotton blouse.  I chose Lekala 4452 for it’s vintage style and simplicity. There are only 5 pattern pieces, and no zipper, buttons, or facings. … Continue reading

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Infinite Possibilities

Recently I was asked to make seven shirts and several bow ties for Lecien Fabrics of Japan for the upcoming Quilt Market in Houston Texas. They sent me a new line of fabric called First of Infinity. It’s designed by Fujita and … Continue reading

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