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Workbasket – WIP’s, UFO’s & PHD’s

Recently I have been able to post finished projects.  This is not a true reflection of my reality.  In the real world, my workbasket is full of WIP's (works in progress), UFO's (unfinished objects) and PHD's (projects half done). If they aren't in the workbasket, then they are hidden in the sewing room, allowing for… Continue reading Workbasket – WIP’s, UFO’s & PHD’s

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Workbasket – Flannel NightGown

For this project I used a modern commercial tissue pattern.  After cutting out all the pieces, I set to transferring the pattern markings onto the fabric.  This is the first time I have tried to use tailor tacks.  I had varying degrees of success. For these tucks, not so much. I ended up using blue… Continue reading Workbasket – Flannel NightGown

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Make Do & Mend Monday – Coat seam

Mending is mending.  Mostly I mend for myself, but there are times it is for other people including my co-workers.  Recently one such co-worker brought a brand new waterproof coat in with a seam that had unraveled, asking if it could be fixed. Pretty easy fix. Using the stitching holes that were already there and… Continue reading Make Do & Mend Monday – Coat seam

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Work Basket – Lavender & Grey baby blanket

With a baby shower fast approaching and not enough time to hand knit a baby blanket, I set up the knitting machine.  Being that one of my goals for this year is to become more proficient with this machine, I thought it was an appropriate thing to be doing (that and my lack of time.… Continue reading Work Basket – Lavender & Grey baby blanket