Category Archives: Sewing

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lumberjack

You may recall, I made Mr. AFS a plaid flannel shirt a little over a year ago from Simplicity 1544. Since thenClick here to view the full post »

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Handmade Holiday: Pillowcases

When this time of year comes around, I’m always at a loss about whether or not I should make something for giftsClick here to view the full post »

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Cutlery for Apparel Sewing

Last week, when I shared some tool tips for beginners, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about the arsenal ofClick here to view the full post »

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linton tweed

Fall has lasted forever here, but winter is just around the corner and with it holiday time! Is it just me or do theClick here to view the full post »

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Sewing Secrets: Tools for Beginners

I recently wrapped up teaching a Beginner Sewing Class at my local university and it gave me a ton of ideas on myClick here to view the full post »

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Custom Sewing – Strikes Dread into the Hearts of Many

Good grief. It all started with the word yes. Yes to a custom sewing job for a coworker. Now, I’m not saying thatClick here to view the full post »

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Sewing Machine Thoughts

I’ve been a Bernina lover for a long time and I still am. I own a little Bernina Activa 230 and that machine hasClick here to view the full post »

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some like it hot. really hot.

It was fairly recently that I discovered that Style Arc now has an Etsy shop where you can purchase PDF versions ofClick here to view the full post »

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Made: Butterick 6031 Slips

There comes a time in every woman’s life (I might be prone to exaggerate just a tad) that she has to face theClick here to view the full post »

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airline stewardess

This cute little dress is the Bistro Dress by Liesl + co. It had been awhile since I looked at this company’sClick here to view the full post »

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shameless

Selfish sewing time has been completely non-existent for me the past several weeks. Boo. After closing down and movingClick here to view the full post »

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parasol

When Sara Lawson – yes! the gal who designs some of those gorgeous fabrics for Art Gallery!! – contacted meClick here to view the full post »

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Fitting Thoughts on McCall’s 6649

Since I got you all excited about creating your own patterns – from a pattern that already fits you – inClick here to view the full post »

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Working with a Sloper

Over the course this year so far, you’ve seen my adoration for a certain button up sewing pattern (McCall’sClick here to view the full post »

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besotted

A number of things have started happening around here. We are getting ready to break some sad news. Ugh, so not lookingClick here to view the full post »

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sew-jo

What are we on here? Numero 7? Yup, you guessed it. This is another Hollyburn skirt. (And for those of you justClick here to view the full post »

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C&S Bespoke, Meet McCall’s 6649

This is one of my first pattern hacks for my beloved McCall’s 6649 (sadly out of print now, boo hoo, but youClick here to view the full post »

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How to: Create a Contoured Waistband

Tutorial Thursday today! Yessss! Today, I thought I would share a quick tip for creating a contoured waistband.Click here to view the full post »

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AFS happenings #1

I’ve been hard at work on a lot of things behind the scenes to, hopefully, make my life better and easier.Click here to view the full post »

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loud

Confession time! You know that I love gorgeous fabric right? I really do. I have this funny thing I do though.Click here to view the full post »

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Working With Wool: Tips for Comfort

When working with woolens in general, there comes a point when you are going to have to consider comfort. This is oneClick here to view the full post »

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confection

This is an old skirt. You’ve seen it here and here if you’ve been reading me for a long time. And then ifClick here to view the full post »

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Fabric Friday: Wool Flannel

I hope you didn’t think that I had abandoned Fabric Fridays around here. I was down and out for two weeks duringClick here to view the full post »

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Hollyburn Take 5 & 6

Sigh…. Friends, thank you. Thank you so much for your encouragement in my last post about the Sewing Room.Click here to view the full post »