Category Archives: Sewing

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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 »

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Carpet Jacket

I haven’t been sewing for a few weeks now. Well, I’ve tried to sew a couple of t-shirts and just foundClick here to view the full post »

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coming up roses

Well friends, thanks so much for your feedback, insight and encouragement in my last post. Meant so much, I’m atClick here to view the full post »

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Blast from the Past: Invisible Zipper Tutorial

I’ve decided that every now and then, it would be nice to have a blast from the past post – meaning a postClick here to view the full post »

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best dressed

Here’s the Simplicity 1654 finale! Ha ha! Since I already had this white leather jacket that I made and neverClick here to view the full post »

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Something Splendid

Though we specialize in fine apparel fabric at the store front shop, we have a wide variety of customers who do thingsClick here to view the full post »

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Enter Simplicity 1654 Fitting Muslin

First things first. I did rub-off a pattern for my Garnet Hill inspired dress. I then proceeded to cut out fabric, sewClick here to view the full post »

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Meet Winifred

Abby from Blue Ginger Doll emailed me a bit back and wanted to know if I could cough up a prize for her Winifred DressClick here to view the full post »