Category: Sewing

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2018 Sewing Challenges and Prompts

Looking for sewing inspiration? Below is an ongoing list of 2018 sewing challenges and prompts within the online sewing community. All of these provide a great way to connect with the community and expand your skills. I’ll update the list as I learn more! Update Jan 9: now alphabetized irrespective …
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Dec17 Recap

I’m not ready to get out of bed and face the new year yet, so let’s look back on the last month of the year instead! I completed 6 projects in December, 5 of which were clothing, 4 of which were successful! And for the first time, I think I …
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Signature Color of the Month Series – #sigcotm

After the success of #OWOP17, I became intrigued by the concept of restrictions as a way to force creativity. Sounds backwards, right? But sometimes the more freedom I have on a project, the more I suffer from analysis paralysis. I’ve found that if I give myself boundaries in terms of …
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2018 Make Nine Plans & Ideas

I did not participate in #makenine in 2017 because I didn’t really know what it was. Now discovered that it’s “a gentle challenge for makers,” I can totally get on board with that! Like I mentioned in my big ol’ 2018 Plans post, there are some special-to-me makes I want …
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Top 5 of 2017

I just learned about the Top 5 recap post that Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow hosts annually. It’s a chance to go through your hits, misses, highlights, reflections, and goals. I was trying to think of a way to write a 2017 recap and this came along at just the right …
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The #LittleRedDressProject – Simplicity 8332

The moment I saw Simplicity 8332, I knew it would be in velvet. The pattern calls for all kinds of light woven fabrics, but I swear that the drawing for View B looks like light blue velvet. So I went on a hunt for crushed red velvet, because I also …
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Planning for 2018

There is so much going on next year. First and foremost, I have a big milestone birthday in May and I’m SO EXCITED!! But as far as sewing challenges and contests go, THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON! Where to start?One of the more ambitious sewing adventures will be the …
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Striped Berry Fail – The Made It Drop Top

Have you ever fallen in love with the idea of something, only to have the reality not quite measure up? Have you ever actually visualized yourself in a garment one way, spent the time to create it, then it just doesn’t wow you? I’ve had a few too many of …
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Mom’s Seamwork Loretta

In October I mentioned how I wanted to finish a Loretta for my very patient and very kind mom. I finally did get that to her before Halloween, but didn’t get pictures of it until Thanksgiving, when she wore it for the holiday. Tada! The late fall/early winter in Los …