So happy! My Sewing with Knits course is really paying off. Following the success of my first trial scoop neck t-shirt, I bought some simple cotton jersey in black and white and sewed another couple of simple scoop neck t-shirts. They are EXACTLY as I want them. I prefer my … Continue reading →
Another lesson and another garment completed in the Sewing With Knits course. This time the scoop neck t-shirt. Again my fabric shop only had a limited choice in knit fabrics, so I got this rather dubious piece of green lycra knit from the remnants bin for a few dollars. Enough … Continue reading →
Featuring a list of free dress sewing patterns and tutorials, all with photos and links. Much of my early sewing has been thrifty – most of my fabric comes from the remnant and clearance bin at my local fabric shop, and many of the patterns have been self drafted or … Continue reading →
Did you remember that I live in the Caribbean? Even in the winter the temperatures are well into the 80’s. Well then, why on earth do I need a fleece hoodie? To be fair, I don’t really NEED one, but following the problems I had with the fabric on my … Continue reading →
If you love pink, red, love and heart motifs, you’ll love this little catalogue of cute sewing projects I put together to celebrate Valentines Day. Of course, everyday is the best day to show someone that you love them. Hover over the picture to show the title, click to open, … Continue reading →
After my last project – the Porn Blouse – I decided to return to using knit fabrics – easier to fit. Ah ha, yes, but not necessarily easier to sew. I found this great FREE pattern submitted by a member on Burda. Although the lady in question is considerably smaller … Continue reading →
I know that many of you (us) have an addiction. A fabric addiction. We have to feed it regularly with new pieces and sometimes keep the extent of our ‘problem’ a secret from family and friends. Admit it – how many time have you tiptoed into the house with some … Continue reading →
Sometimes free just isn’t worth it. This was one of those days. I found this site which has a LOT of free patterns. But only illustrations of the garment and the barest of instructions on how to make it. But hey, it’s free. So I downloaded the wrap front blouse … Continue reading →
At last – thank goodness. Someone to tell me what all those presser feet do and give a really detailed instruction on how, why and when to use them. I was lucky to buy a machine that came with a lot of accessories, but I confess, as a new sewer, … Continue reading →
Hi to all readers, and especially to those that follow this blog via RSS emails and may be reading this post in an email. The WordPress RSS email does not always send my posts correctly and the layout goes all wonky and the photos sometimes don’t display. So while the … Continue reading →
I enjoyed the last couple of skirts so much that my idea of elasticated waist skirts had changed – why not? So I fancied a combination of the elasticated waist from my paper bag skirts, and the a-line pattern I had drawn up for the unfinished skirt (still unfinished). … Continue reading →
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