McCall’s 7194: Velvet and Satin for the New Year

  I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday! Santa was quite good to us and he did his best to please, showering me with lovely treats; jewels, gold…You can imagine his surprise when I revealed which gift was my favorite. My June Tailor thread rack!!! I could hardly wait to take my new friend to […]

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Linen and velvet all wrapped up!

Yes, it’s a busy time of year, far too busy to take on a sewing project, right?  Of course, but if you’re like me, inspiration often strikes when you have the least time to do anything about it! Here’s my story: I was cleaning out my messy fabric bins, making room for the purchases I’m […]

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A DIY vintage ornament

In these days of responsible consumption, it’s always great to find a project that uses things we’d otherwise discard. This project uses Christmas cast-offs. When you make these ornaments, not only  are you ‘reusing’ and recycling, you’re adding a bit of nostalgia to the season too. The best part of this project? These vintage-inspired ornaments […]

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A lacy designer-inspired top

Well, it’s time to deck the halls and ourselves too! It’s December, a month so cold and gray, we’d probably all go crazy if we didn’t have a few parties to attend.Today, the party I’m thinking about is here, in the blogging world, Designin’ December, a sewing initiative created by Linda of ‘Nice Dress, Thanks […]

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McCall’s 7243 – A holiday look that shimmers

There’s nothing like a little glitter and glamour to deliver a festive mood when you need one! Holiday parties are just around the corner…a needed diversion from the cold and gray days of December, and they provide a great opportunity to dress up. Ready to wear offers a host of options of course, but most […]

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