Tag: sewing for others

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The 2nd Anniversary Shirt – McCalls 7206

The husband of a mad sewist has to endure a lot. 2 years ago, when we first decided to elope, our lives were vastly different. For example, there weren’t piles of fabric dominating most of the corners of the house. I didn’t even own a sewing machine! I bought my …
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April18 Recap

Oh what a month! I had to travel for a tiny bit, which resulted in far less time to sew than normal. Somehow I still eeked out a handful of makes though! But first, did you see my new sewing buddy Dorie?!   View this post on Instagram   A …
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Sewing for Others: Parental Edition

There’s something in the sewing community called “selfless sewing.” It’s a phrase I loathe as much as “selfish sewing” because the connotations of selfless vs selfish sewing leave a really bad taste in my mouth. I prefer to say I sew “for others” or “for me.” Same concept, less baggage! …
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Cardis for Mom & Me – Rebecca Page Circle Cardigan

(Before we begin: do you spell it cardi or cardie? Apparently both are acceptable, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, so if you see both spellings here, don’t worry. The hashtag for it is actually #circlecardie and this was the first time I had ever seen it with an E! …

Feb18 #SigCOTM Inspiration: Amethyst

This month I wanted to take a deeper dive into why I’m doing a color-focused project. I’m the type of person who eats with her eyes. If something looks appealing, I WANT! And by “eat” I mean “consume.” Whether it be food or fabric, beautiful things call to me. And …
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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 …

2018 #MenswearMakeNine Plans

Allow me to introduce you to El Husbando. Having a husband is nice. Having one that willing wears everything his wife makes for him is even better. He’s such a willing guinea pig! When I found out about Allie’s #menswearmakenine pledge, I asked him what he wanted. He’s a software …
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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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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 …

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 …

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