Category Archives: Sewing

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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 »

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Caring for Your Woolens

I’ve been meaning to continue this series for some time and well, good gravy, life has happened! Thank you forClick here to view the full post »

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the Way Sewing Used to be

This is the tiniest peek into my sewing room today. One of these days, I should show you the whole joint. Not becauseClick here to view the full post »

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dark horse

These are another pair of jeans I made for Mr. AFS. The funny thing was, I was thinking that I would skip doing a blogClick here to view the full post »

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Working With Wool: Grading & Trimming

There was such a great response to my wool crepe plug, that I thought I wouldn’t leave you hanging without someClick here to view the full post »

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Madd Plaider

The thing was my mom wanted a coat. She’s a true J. Peterman connoisseur and she saw the pics of my J. PetermanClick here to view the full post »

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That Touch of….. Fleece!

First things first. I have an update for you about the September Soiree from last Thursday’s post. It wasClick here to view the full post »

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I’m looking at you, J. Peterman

Marlene Dietrich, here I come. The best complement to this coat would be a stunning pair of leather gloves, a shot ofClick here to view the full post »

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Hear Me Talk About Stuff + Upcoming Shop Event

Several weeks ago, Corinne of The Sewing Affair ever so kindly invited me to be on her ongoing podcast. If youClick here to view the full post »

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His & Hers Camp Shirts

Mr. AFS and myself had this grand idea of going camping this summer. This is not to say that we’ve never beenClick here to view the full post »

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Kill Me Now! I Have to Change out the Thread Color on My Serger!

Ain’t that the truth? Serger threading is nothing less that absolutely, positively mind bending. You get bentClick here to view the full post »

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Mint Julep

I know, I know. Hiatus is a fairly lax word for what I’ve been on lately. Sheesh. Rather than apologize and tellClick here to view the full post »

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Carpet Jacket: Fusibly Tailored

Thanks everyone for your lovely thoughts in my last post about this jacket and my need for a bit of a catharsis throughClick here to view the full post »