Category Archives: Thoughts

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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Slow, slow sewing

Here in KS, the weather is quickly turning into fall, and I think the change in season just throws me for a little bit.  I’ve just felt amazingly tired lately.   Since my only real rule that I try to … Continue reading

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A Jalie V Neck Tee in Progress

I know, I know, who would have thunk it?!!! I’ve been so busy lately there hasn’t been that much time for sewing, but I did cut out (yet) another Jalie V neck. This one is in a really rich purple. … Continue reading

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Burda 7576 Take 2

Here’s the finished look.  Overall, it’s ok.  I kinda wish I would have left the gathers out.  I’ll wear it every now and again, so I guess it serves it’s purpose…I’m just not in love with it. I’ve moved on … 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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When a duck is not a it an osprey? or a goose?? or a horseshoe crab???

For those following along, I started out the year by joining the RTW fast. Immediately, I started obsessing about concentrating on what I should sew.  When your only option is to make your clothes, the allowance for errors/missteps in what … Continue reading

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I haven’t really been sewing too much since I finished the gray top because I’m currently being a perfectionist!!  I did trace off Burda 7188,, but I haven’t cut the fabric yet.   I’m planning to make the version without … Continue reading

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A tale of two muslins

  First up is Burda 6909.  This is exactly as made last night, so it’s a 10 at shoulders/bust 12 at waist and 14 at hips. The shoulders and sleeves are too tight, but the waist sits where it’s supposed … Continue reading

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I made up a quick and dirty muslin tonight of Burda 6909.  Sorry, I forgot to take my cell phone down to grab some pics. I made a size 10 at the shoulders, 12 at the waist and a … Continue reading

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If it walks like a duck….

When I received the color analysis from, an ebook discussing colors came as part of the package.  Part of that ebook included a personality analysis and when I spoke with Lora Alexander, the owner of prettyyourworld, she said to … Continue reading

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