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I enjoy Sewing,it is the hobby I practice the most.

craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 07/12/2012

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Tan Lace Jacket

This lace jacket is made from McCall's #4658. It sewed up fast. I like how it looks worn  with white.

Romantic Frock

This dress was an undertaking. I could not have made this without my dress form. The lace had to be pinned and basted while it was on the dressmaking form. I learned a lot and now have a soft...

Cute A line

I used my TNT skirt pattern. With no darts or waistband,it sews up crazy fast. I added a lining and fun red top stitching. I almost changed my mind on the buttons but I'm glad that I stayed with the...

Top Stitched Apron

I made this apron as shower gift for a friend. I used multiple rows of top stitching for embellishment. There are more photos on my...

Boat Neck Top from Men's Dress Shirt

I refashioned a men's shirt into a blouse. I can wear it tucked in or left out. I used a pattern and some bias binding too. More on my...

Basic Gray Jacket

This jacket is made from a pattern from the Burda Style web site, called Steffi. I made a lining for it, that has interior pockets. I learned a new way to set in sleeves, and used a sleeve headThe...

Novelty Cape Knit Top

I loved this pattern at first sight. It is fun, fast and fabulous, made in a lightweight knit. I did a special treatment to the hem of the cape.I also used a nifty neckline binding trick from the...

Basic Gray Skirt

I made this gray skirt that goes with everything. I tried to sew all the extras with this one including a lining and a kick pleat. This is the first piece of a suit I'm making.

"Antique" Top

This romantic little top was made from a man's dress shirt, flat lace and a sewing pattern (Simplicity #4599). There is more information on my blog.

Shirt Refashion

This refashion was accomplished with a discarded men's dress shirt, a printed commercial dressmaking pattern and some ready made binding.The whole story is explained on my blog...

Rosie Vest

This vest was made to test the"Franzi" pattern by Burda Style. It was made with leftovers. .

Restyled Lace Blouse

This was a really fast, uncomplicated restyle. My bargain find lace shirt was transformed into a fancy lace blouse. I used a brown lining fabric remnant and left over buttons to create a new...

Blouse with Gold Top Stitching

My new teal blouse has princess seams, metallic gold top stitching and a pretty bow tie. It was made from Simplicity #4879. Using metallic thread was not as simple as I thought. For all the details...

Tapestry Jacket

This is my latest project, a tapestry jacket. It has a contrasting binding detail. To find out more and see more photos visit my website...

Wear Anywhere Dress and Jacket

This is my Wear Anywhere Dress and Jacket for summer 2012. A simple dress with a yoke and a jacket to dress it up when I need to. I used some interesting techniques. For the whole story please visit...

Summer Stripes and Stitches

In designer clothes, I keep seeing black and white together and extreme color blocking that highlights the figure. This is my very subtle take on these two ideas.  My two piece suit is made from...

recent comments

Re: Enter Our Three-Book Giveaway!

I recently made a wedding shower gift for a friend. I sewed a 15 piece set of storage totes, draw string bags, fabric baskets and small zipper pouches to help her organize her new home.I used simple and clever patterns found on the internet. This was a really fun sew because they made up fast and came out pretty.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Sew Home

My living room couch has a fitted cover and it is in need of replacing , I would make a new cover for that first. Next I would make curtains for the same room.

Re: Basic Gray Jacket

Thank you Grandma C.I was planning to make a vest to go with it too,but i'm not sure I will now.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

Dressmaking is my first love, however to use my own custom designed fabric to recover my couch and sew new window treatments for the living room would be a dream.

Re: FIT Museum Relaunches its Online Collections

This sounds great. I enjoy looking at vintage clothing and studying the details. I'm so glad you shared this story with us.

Re: How to Make Hairpin Lace

I have made a few samples of hairpin lace in the past, but have never really done anything with it. I never thought of using ribbon.Thanks for the idea.

Re: How to Make Hairpin Lace

I have made a few samples of hairpin lace in the past, but have never really done anything with it. I never thought of using ribbon.Thanks for the idea.

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 1-4

I'm interested in anything sewing, information to improve my work is always welcome.

Re: Create a Custom Dress Form

Wow it worked, check out my DIY dress form experience on my wed site at

Re: Enter for Your Chance to Win a SUEDEsays Pattern!

Good morning, did you say pattern giveaway? I would love to try a new style.