Category Archives: Sewing

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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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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 bent outClick 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 at aClick 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 »

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On the Sewing Table: Garnet Hill Inspired Dress

Since I’m asked all the time what I’m working on, I thought it would be good for me and you if I let youClick here to view the full post »

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Pairing Pattern & Fabric

The other day I received the latest Garnet Hill catalogue in the mail. It’s one of those that I didn’tClick here to view the full post »

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Behind the Seams: Pink Walrus Jacket

First things first. Today was my farewell to Project Sewn. Thank you everyone for your support and sweet comments aboutClick here to view the full post »

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How to: Sew & Attach a Patch Pocket

I know, I know. It’s been a seriously long space of time since I did a tutorial. I love tutorials and at oneClick here to view the full post »

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Behind the Seams | Fashion Icon Challenge

Today, I thought I would answer a few questions I received about my green jacket that I made for Project Sewn. But firstClick here to view the full post »

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and now for something fun

To everyone! Thank you for your comments on my last post about a certain comment. I’ve taken the post down becauseClick here to view the full post »

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There’s Something About Kollabora…

So after my post on Pattern Review last week, I have to admit that I too completely agree with the feeling of most ofClick here to view the full post »

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I see your silk peau de soie and raise you DUCK DYNASTY!

I totally don’t get why more people don’t want to sew. I mean what is double faced wool, or Liberty ofClick here to view the full post »

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Country Cutie

Having not tried any of Steph’s Cake patterns as yet, several months ago there was a call for pattern testers andClick here to view the full post »

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Plaid Jacket Chronicles: Prepping the Pattern Pieces

Mahahaha! And you thought I wasn’t going to finish this series just like everything else I’ve been doingClick here to view the full post »

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Thoughts on Teaching

I completely forgot to say anything – bad Sunni! – but I’m teaching at Sewing Summit again this year.Click here to view the full post »

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Off the Beaten Path

I decided just the other day that I wanted to join in the Fall for Cotton Sewing Challenge, hosted by Rochelle andClick here to view the full post »