Tag Archives: alterations

Me-Made-May for Him

I have made my husband a few shirts, but non of them were winners in his book, either because of the fit or the fabric choice. I was determined to get it right this time, and make him a great … 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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Perfectly Pink!

Hello Sewing friends and Happy Valentines Day! My most recent make is McCall’s 6850. Misses/Men’s Vest and Jackets. I used a pink sweatshirt knit fabric from my stash. I purchased it some time last year at my favorite thrift store. … Continue reading

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A Tour of my Sewing Studio

I cleaned and organized my sewing studio the other day.  It’s the perfect space to make a mess, and it usually is messy! So, I wanted to document how it looked after working on it all day. I have three … Continue reading

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Marcy Tilton Jeans

I made my first pair of stretch denim jeans using a Marcy Tilton pattern by Vogue. I found the fabric at Beverly’s on the flat fold tables. Every Friday all fabric on the tables is half off. You can get some … Continue reading

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Shout out to the 2015 Ready to Wear Fasters!

From the blog: Goodbye Valentino the  RTF (ready to wear fasters) have been presented: Ready to Wear Fasters for 2015  We are a diverse group of sewers who have pledged not to buy any clothing this year. The rules are simple: No purchases … Continue reading

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Happy Ho Ho Ho!

This holiday season, I’ve been sewing a lot, but not anything fancy or geeky for the Monthly Stitch. I have a pattern for a party dress, but I’ve been “sew” busy with alterations and sewing lessons, that I haven’t even … Continue reading

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A Jacket a la Sherlock Holmes

Finally, I’m finished! I have been working on this jacket for a couple of weeks, between other sewing projects and teaching sewing lessons. I deliberately took my time, and made all the changes to the coat bit by bit. I’ve learned … Continue reading

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In the Middle of a Coat

Yes, I’m in the middle of a coat. I tried it on and felt like the hem was a little weird. Right now the trend is draping fronts, and angled hems, but I’m not liking how it looks on me. … Continue reading

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Flattering Your Figure!

Some sewing tips and procedures are never outdated. I just came across a Simplicity Sewing book copyright 1958. I found it at the local senior center thrift store and paid a whopping 25 cents for it. I’ll be sharing some … Continue reading

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