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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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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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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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Steam Punk Refashion and Upcycle!

It’s time for our annual Kinetic Carnivale here in our little town of Willits. This year I designed a steam punk skirt using Lekala Pattern 5434 and the yoke from Lekala Pattern 5266. All of the materials and lace were purchased from … Continue reading

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Poncho Atitlán

A Guatemalan scarf found it’s way from the thrift to my sewing room via my daughter, who has an artistic eye and great fashion sense. We decided to make a simple pullover poncho, that would show off the traditional woven … Continue reading

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Chillin’ with the frogs!

This is the second version of Lekala Dress #4282. It’s a cute summer dress, with interesting darts on the center front seam of the bodice and a pleated skirt. This unusually striped fabric was purchased from the local thrift store and has … Continue reading

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Refashion Workshop Coming Soon!

One of my favorite bloggers and sewers, Beth Huntington, of the RenegadeSeamstress, is sharing her talents, tips, and tricks in an upcoming Burda Style web-seminar!  One of her specialties is refashioning. She’s very creative and talented and has many wonderful ideas … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Originally posted on Goodbye Valentino:
Ready – Set – STOP! Buying clothes that is…. It’s time for me to stop shopping and start sewing for an entire year 🙂 This time around I am in the company of nearly two…

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Funny Bunny Christmas Pajamas

I just completed a family set of adorably cute Christmas Pajamas and Nightgowns. My client brought me 5 yards of bunnies on light blue flannel with the request to make a nightgown for her, and a matching one for her … Continue reading

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