Category Archives: Upcycle

Cuna Caravan Tote and Pouch

Here’s my entry for Round Three of the Super Online Sewing Match II: The Caravan Tote and Pouch. Kudos to Sew Mama Sew for coming up with another project that allows us to give it our personal touch. I’m thoroughly enjoying competing with such … Continue reading

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Fun in a Field of Dandelions Dress

Here’s my entry for the Indie Pattern Month Contest for Dresses. I hope everyone is having fun sewing up all their entries for the contests this month. I know I am! Pattern? Why did you choose it? I used Lekala Sewing … Continue reading

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The Dress Contest; and Prizes Announced

Hello Sewing friends, Are you ready? Have you picked out your Indie Dress Pattern? The first contest starts June 1st and all you have to do is make a dress using and Indie Pattern. If you are not in to sewing for … Continue reading

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It’s not just May, It’s Me-Made-May!

Just a quick post to share my Me-Made-May commitment with you all! Here I am wearing something made by me during the first 16 days of May. Happy Sewing!

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Indie Patterns and Supplies!

The Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern Contest is just weeks away! Are you deciding what to  make and what Indie Pattern to use? I am! I’m so excited to join in the fun this year. I have a couple of favorites: Colette … Continue reading

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Put a Cuna Bird on It!

The sewing challenge for the month of April at “The Monthly Stitch” is to “Put a Bird on It”. What would I do? After thinking about it for a few weeks, I came up with an idea. I dug around until … Continue reading

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The inside story: Cotton and Steel Dress

“Come March, we’re asking you to show us your guts, and make your inside as pretty as the outside!” The Monthly Stitch. This month for The Monthly Stitch theme we are challenged to show off the inside of our sewing … Continue reading

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Cascading Cardigan

This week I finished up all of my customer alterations in a timely manner, and took some personal time to make this (1 hour cardigan). Ha ha! It takes more than an hour to cut, sew, and topstitch, etc. But it … Continue reading

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Rag Doll Adventures

What’s an adventure? According to dictionary.com “An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. It may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.” In my Rag Doll Adventures, my first steps were to locate the exact pattern and wait patiently for … Continue reading

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The Patriot Skirt!

Here is my second skirt using the skirt sloper that I made after taking Suzi Furrer’s Craftsy Class. This time I made a skirt that comes to my waist with a waistband. I noticed that the woven fabric that I scored … Continue reading

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