A little bias-ed dress McCall’s 7116

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Bloglovin’ feed. Thanks for visiting! This week’s project is another entry into the Pattern Review sewing Bee. This week’s round two project was to make a bias cut garment and McCall’s 7116 fit the bill! I added a little flounce to the bottom of […]

Making progress on those curtains er….drapes

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Since I bought the fabric over two months ago I’ve made two drapery panels. This is the slowest I’ve ever been about completing a project. The other two panels for the bigger window are sewn together and the lining still needs to be pressed before I can sew it. I think I mentioned in my […]

The difference between drapes and curtains

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As someone who sews mainly garments, I can tell you that home sewing is not something I look forward to. Cutting all that heavy fabric, most likely on the floor because it doesn’t fit on a cutting table, the sweaty pressing of huge rectangles, the thought of it bores me to no end. It’s almost […]

Another tennis dress : Jalie Anne Marie

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When I decided to get into tennis by joining a city run evening class, I would have never thought I’d stick with it for almost two years and join a women’s USTA league. I may only be playing at the 3.o level, the beginning level for competitive tournaments, but I’m totally excited and also a […]

McCall’s 7386

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I loved the look of the skirt on the model of the recent release from the McCall’s Learn To Sew For Fun pattern line, M7386. I like maxi skirts and dresses but don’t wear the ones I have very often, so I decided to make the shorter view of the skirt, view C. Maybe all […]

A new TNT pattern! McCall’s 7313

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Easy, fast, and a cute basic summer dress. I found it! McCall’s 7313 is a Learn To Sew For Fun pattern, but don’t let that keep you more experienced seamstresses from trying it. It’s well drafted. Sometimes simple and easy is just what the doctor ordered. Making simple knits is what I’m all about lately. […]

Palm leaf swimsuit: Butterick 4526

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It was about time I made myself a basic swimsuit. After making Gigi’s suit recently, I was in a bathing suit making mood. This suit is wearable but it’s really a working muslin, since it needs some tweaks to the fit next time. I used an interesting panel print I found downtown and lined it […]

McCall’s 6754 Floral fit and flare

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Hello! So this is my second version of McCall’s 6754. I’ve made some changes to the pattern to make it more user friendly. While I loved all the interesting seams, I did feel like the design was specific to using with a striped knit, as you can see in the pattern photo below. All those […]