Tag Archives: The Monthly Stitch

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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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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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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Second Senna Dress

And here it is! Lindsay sent all of her pattern testers a final version of the Senna Dress, Skirt and Top. The testing process went quite well and I ended up with a wearable muslin that I posted earlier. Lindsay really … Continue reading

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After the Cake!

It’s the last day of August, which also marks the last day of the Cake Themed Sewing we have done over at the Monthly Stitch. The New Zealand gals are celebrating one year of monthly sew-alongs, and are headed toward … Continue reading

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Little Geometric Gem Poncho

I’m going to make the deadline! Over at The Monthly Stitch it’s a monochrome sewing challenge and I have accidentally, on purpose made an unlikely garment for myself. While visiting my daughter las week, she handed me this lightweight stretch … Continue reading

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In case you missed it!

In case you missed it, here’s the interview I did for The Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern Month Event. I talk about the Indie Pattern Company that I work for, Lekala.co. Here’s the interview! Thanks for looking. 🙂    

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Thank you for your votes!

Even though I didn’t win during The Monthly Stitch Sewing Challenge, it was great fun to play along. Many of the sewers had outstanding and creative garments in the weekly challenges, so it was really hard to choose. I appreciate any … Continue reading

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Fantastic Dress and Purse… Lekala Style

For the last contest on “The Monthly Stitch“, I made a polka-dot cotton dress with  red decorative stitching and a box purse from a piece of heavy weight plaid cotton canvas and  blue brocade satin lining. I’m very happy with … Continue reading

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The Third Contest During TMS Indie Pattern Month

Here is my third entry for the TMS Franken Indie contest (combine two or more patterns to create a new look). Please stop by and enjoy all of the creative sewing and vote for 3 of your favorites (hoping one … Continue reading

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