Christmas Sewing

Lots of projects were created for Christmas. It was so much fun planning and creating gifts. A little busy trying to finish everything on time. A few poor decisions regarding shipping–I think I single-handedly supported the Post Office this December! For Miles, I finished the Prince costume I started last fall. Sam says he has […]

Sew Powerful Purse Project

If you are looking for patterns for 18″ American Girl sized dolls, Pixie Faire is the place to go. According to their website “In 2009 Cinnamon Miles, the co-founder of Liberty Jane Clothing, started offering her unique designs as digitally downloadable patterns at http://www.libertyjanepatterns.com. The site quickly grew into a large marketplace that supported a […]

2015 Threads Challenge: Staystitching

For the May, 2015 issue of Threads (No. 178) I decided to study the article on staystitching, p. 74. I sewed the Morris Blazer by Grainline Studios. Staystitching is a row of permanent, straight stitches sewn on single, cut garment pieces before they are seamed together. Staystitching helps maintain the grainline of curved areas of […]

2015 Threads Challenge: March Issue # 177

I’ve finally decided on a project for the March challenge. (See Threads Magazine Issue #177) I’m going to study the article on page 55, “Plaid Ambition” by Louise Cutting. I also looked at the Threads Archive that I bought a few years ago and pulled up another article on matching plaids. It is from October/November […]

2015 Threads Challenge: January Issue # 176

For the January issue of Threads I decided to practice a technique:  the rolled hem.  I looked through my fabrics on hand and chose a polyester “satin” type fabric.  Usually, rolled hems are used on light-weight fabrics. Knowing that rolled hems are a little tricky, I wanted to use a little bit heavier fabric than a […]