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April 6, 2015

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April 6, 2015

 

My students were making Pj’s this time. the photo shows Jen’s pair in a gorgeous 100% cotton lawn print. After a hair raising introduction to the overlocker they were pleased with their final result. PJ’s are such a good project for beginner/intermediate sewing projec...

April 6, 2015

 

 

 

 

I have a new sewing machine and I love it. it does so much more than my other one, which is a perfectly good machine I might add. I suppose it’s a little like having a car with wind up windows and upgrading to electric windows and other refinements, the car still o...

April 6, 2015

 

It is always a delight to teach young people to sew and Emma was a very enthusiastic beginner. This was her second lesson and we made a reversible apron as found on the fabulous Aesthetic Nest blog. I did simplify the lesson slightly by not adding ric-rac along the po...

April 6, 2015

 

 

I loved the variation on the Colette Sorbetto top I found on one of my favorite blogs Ginger Makes . I therefore set about altering my pattern as she explains and cut out my yoked top.

I decided to do away with the bias tape on the original top and i made facings...

February 5, 2015

Well here it is. I had thought about naming this blog ‘ The musings of a middle-aged sewist’, but I would have to kid myself that I will live to be over 100 to call myself middle aged!

I will be posting here the projects I am getting up to and sharing the things that in...

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