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September 11th, 2015 at 10:17 pm » Comments Off

I am still working my way through a pile of cotton pique that I pulled from my stash. The fabric is lovely. It is 100% cotton and feels very soft. Due to the weave, it has a stiff drape, and it doesn’t need ironing. Pique is kinda like seersucker in that the weave camoflauges wrinkles. [...]

New Top

September 6th, 2015 at 8:27 pm » Comments Off

Another Burda 7219

Burda 7219

August 7th, 2015 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

I’ve made this before. This is the third version, on ‘tina, before the side seams are sewn. I realy like the neckline. I won’t be wearing it with the collar up, but I kinda like the look. This one came out well. I had problems on the previous one with the dart, but I believe [...]

Boxers for me

June 22nd, 2015 at 10:40 pm » Comments Off

I find underwear like this to be very comfortable under skirts. The pattern is Kwik Sew 2529, long OOP.

A little sewing for my garden

June 21st, 2015 at 12:39 pm » Comments Off

I had some leftover fabric from a recent sewing project. It’s a stretch twill with flocking. I made a skirt and a bag out of it using the not-flocked side as the right side. The purse turned out fine. I’m not happy with the skirt. The flocking makes it looked rumpled, and the twill is [...]

A new skirt

April 30th, 2015 at 9:15 pm » Comments Off

Click on image for a larger version. Why is it so hard to get rid of fabric? Why? It just about kills me, even when I know it is going to a sewing friend or to a sewing school in the Philippines via my friend’s charity. I was going thru my fabric to see if [...]

Phlipphlap Bag Finis!

April 12th, 2015 at 8:52 pm » Comments Off

Phlipphlap Bag front (front flaps) So I finished my bag a couple of weeks ago. I made some changes in the finishing of the bag. The pattern calls for binding sewn up the sides to close off the 2 large compartments. I elected to simply sew the sides shut. I used belting to make the [...]

Phlipphlap Bag Part 3

March 28th, 2015 at 3:27 pm » Comments Off

Image 1: Front of bag Part 1: Many pictures of the interiors of the front and back sections (two big, main pockets) with an emphasis on the interior pockets. Part 2: A couple of pictures of the exterior. So, I’ve got the bag “lining” sewn to the bag exterior and turned. I was selective about [...]

Phlipphlap Bag Part 2

March 23rd, 2015 at 6:52 pm » Comments Off

1. Front of bag The exterior construction for this bag is much simpler than the interior. Image 1 shows pretty much what the front of the bag will look like. The orange paisley fabric is the front section and the purple fabric is the rear section. The front flap is partially constructed; it will get [...]

Phlipphlap Bag

March 22nd, 2015 at 8:26 pm » Comments Off

Phlipphlap Bag Pattern Envelope This bag looks really cool. I remember when it came out (c. 2002), and I wanted it BAD. It just looked so cool, and it was an opportunity to use a lot of fun fabrics. Could I find it any of the local quilt shops? Nope, but it was in the [...]

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