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February 5, 2016
My little ladybug needed a robe, so I cut down this fuzzy pink polka dot number into her size. I cinched in the back at the neck, cut apart the side seams and arms, pinned it to her size, and serged the new seams.
February 2, 2016
Fixing the problem of itchy wool at the neck and in the sleeves with a soft jersey knit (hand-sewn to avoid visible stitches):
Adding an interior pocket, also hand-sewn:
With a matching hat!
January 29, 2016
I used to keep every thread I owned in an old Whitman’s Sampler box about the size of a cigar box.
Fast forward a few years, and a few hundred spools, and I’ve definitely outgrown the Whitman’s chocolate box. I needed something to keep each bobbin with the right spo...
January 22, 2016
This is totally off the sewing subject today, but I’d like to share a special recipe for:
1. Make a tantalizing, aromatic pot of coffee, and pour a cup. It’s too hot, so let it sit
for a minute—a mom minute....
December 15, 2015
Sewing and alterations are piling up. I had five projects to work on yesterday, but I got none of those done... or even started.
You know what happened? We had a great family day, punctuated with sickness on the carpet and broken glass… several times each. We cleaned...
October 30, 2015
Being a mom and homemaker is hard work! Add a small business onto that… How do I keep my sanity?!
I start each day the night before by setting out clothes (my children choose their own), making lunches, and tidying the house – a whole-family job.
October 20, 2015
There are only two main requirements for starting an alterations business:
Number 1: (and it’s number one for a reason!) is a LOVE of making clothes fit clients. Without this motivation, you’ll make yourself miserable and your clients will see through any fake excite...
October 13, 2015
Rolled hems account for 75% of the hems I sew. They look scary if you’re not familiar with how to do them, but they really are easy if you follow these steps:
1. For my hem foot, I allow a 5/8” seam allowance – give or take. I don’t take exact measurements for...
October 9, 2015
A zipper is easy to operate, right?
Well... there really is a correct way to do it, in order to keep the teeth from being stressed and/or breaking, which is the main cause of the zipper replacements that I do.
Ready for it?
Go to the top of the zipper and fasten the h...
Another Machine in My Fleet
March 24, 2016
My Sewing Machines
March 16, 2016
Little Robe For a Little Girl
Lining Itchy Wool
January 26, 2016
Good Intentions In January
January 12, 2016
My Jedi Husband
January 8, 2016
Good Intentions and Christmas Break
December 18, 2015
Mother of the Bride
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