Category Archives: clothing

Baby Clothes

Making baby clothes is pretty quick for the most part. All the pieces are small; seams are quick to sew and there isn’t a lot of details to slow down the process. When Alison was visiting in April, she bought … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing

Setting goals is important for getting things accomplished. Otherwise, it’s too easy to mosey along, dabbling here and there and getting sidetracked by the demands of chores. For my summer sewing, I decided to get all my¬†clothing sewing done by … Continue reading

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Summer Blouse

My daughter Martha has inspired another garment for my summer wardrobe. It’s a blouse with gathered cap sleeves that have a unique twist. Martha says she was going for unusual construction techniques like those that were common in the 1930’s. … Continue reading

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Skirt and Culottes

Drafting my own patterns for my clothes is part of the challenge that I love about sewing. I love the planning and structuring of all the pieces that need to fit together in just the right way to achieve the … Continue reading

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Pants and Shorts

I’ve been on a sewing binge again. This time for clothing. Life comes in spurts and it’s no wonder to me that my creative urges also come in spurts. Sometimes I coast along and sometimes I find myself all aflutter … Continue reading

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Stephanie’s Coat Repair

However much we love our pets, there’s no getting around the fact that they sometimes cause us grief. My cat Venus has a reputation among my friends as being a bit on the crazy side. She is also capable of … Continue reading

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New Life for an Old Jacket

Deep in the back of my closet was an 1980s relic. An old jacket that hadn’t been worn in many, many years. The problem with it was a noisy lining. Imagine the crisp, crunching of a nylon windbreaker. The nylon … Continue reading

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