The Sewing Room

I know I’m lucky to have a room, with a door, just for my sewing. In previous years I sewed in a family room, a dining room, in my bedroom and in the basement. It truly is a luxury to be able to keep all my tools out where I can easily find them. To […] Read more…

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Fabric Mart, Honolulu, Hawaii

When you go on vacation, even just a weekend away, do you do what you love to do. If you love sewing do you bring your mending pile with you? I will pack a knitting project, and I’m no knitter, but I don’t see my sewing as portable. This is a bummer because aren’t you […] Read more…

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The Sundress is Done!

It’s done! Did I finish it in a week? No but I came close. I lost momentum when my daughter was never home for a fitting (I needed to fit the straps on her for the correct length) and on the day before our trip she said it was no big deal if she packed […] Read more…

McCalls Sundress

McCall’s Sun Dress Project Begins

Just a quick introduction to my one-week-until-she-needs-it sundress project. I’m using a commercial pattern, McCalls 5313. My teenage daughter picked out both the fabric and the pattern and I promised to have it done before summer was over and before she moved out of the house. That basically meant this was my last summer to […] Read more…

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