Category Archives: vintage

Pink and Blue Charity Quilt

Have you ever had clothing that you just could not part with? The fabric just begging to be kept and eventually made into something else? This little lap quilt is made from pieces of dresses and shirts that I just … Continue reading

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My First Bargello Quilt

Attracted to the complex design of the Bargello quilt pattern, I did some research to find out how to put this seemingly complex quilt together. I learned that the original Bargello design is a type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of upright flat … Continue reading

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Maya’s Quilt

I made this quilt as a gift for my oldest granddaughter and gave it to her on her 19th birthday. My daughter, pieced this simple rail fence top together when she was in high school, but never finished it. It … Continue reading

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Turquoise Treasure Pin Up Dress

What Pattern did you use? I used  Patterns by Gertie for Butterick  _ 5953. It is a fitted vintage inspired wrap dress with front bands, and a slightly shaped right front. The left front crosses underneath the right and ties to the side seam. There … Continue reading

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Quilting in a Small Town

Sharing a little local fame and glory!

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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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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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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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