Category Archives: The Basics

The woven T…or a camisole with sleeves?

I’m not sure if a woven T is the same thing as a camisole with sleeves, or even a shell, but whatever you want to call it, I’m making some! I’ve made two tests so far…. First up was Simplicity 8523 … Continue reading

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The Christmas Wrap

All told for Christmas, I made 5 aprons: Plus one pair of PJ bottoms. .  (The way Darth stares at me kind of freaks me out!!) I’m so happy with all of these.  The last two aprons- the ones with the … Continue reading

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Boxers Kwik Sew 3793 (kind of) and a Mock Bra…or two

I finished my husbands second pair of boxers!!!!!   I always feel like I should have some way to celebrate when I finish something….Here they are.        It’s hard to see the details on these due to the Spidey … Continue reading

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Boxers And Another V neck T!!!

I was helping watching my husband put away his laundry the other day and asked if he needed any more boxers. Over the years, I’ve made him several pairs…usually in some awesome, wacky print (I think my favorites are the Tazmanian Devil … Continue reading

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I went down to the sewing room tonight after dinner without a real goal in mind.  I was debating about making up the green burda blouse that’s in the near term plans, but then I decided to cut out another … Continue reading

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A preview of upcoming attactions….

1.  My sister’s dress for a wedding this summer.  I mailed the muslin home yesterday for a long distance fitting. It’s Vogue 1223.  I made the muslin from the lining pieces. 2.  A question about a full bust adjustment.   … Continue reading

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2 by 2

T-shirts, that is!!  I made 2 more over the weekend! I have some more t-shirt fabrics ready to go, but I’ve decided to make a quick pair of work pants first.  I’m using the pants from McCalls 5818, one of … Continue reading

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PJ Pants – In Process Report

We now interrupt your regularly scheduled broadcast to report that another pair of PJ pants are in process!  Oh yes, exciting times in the sewing room, let me tell you.  🙂  This is the final pair for my husband for … Continue reading

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Between big projects

I consider myself between projects right now, and when I’m there, I generally make quick, easy guaranteed success type things!  Today, I did finish a pair of underwear. When I have leftover knits big enough for a pair of undies, … Continue reading

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The Valentine, Kwik Sew 3036 and a Tour!

First up, the Valentine! It started with the dyeing, then turned into the nightie.  I really like how it turned out…hopefully my sister will to.  She lives several states away, so I was taking some guesses about things.  Basically we  … Continue reading

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