Archive | October, 2011

A Quick Update

Hello everyone, and happy Monday! You might have noticed I didn’t get a post up on Friday – which might lead you to believe I’ve been slacking relaxing and taking it easy. I wish! I’ve been putting together all of the bits and pieces on my fourth pattern. (I can’t wait to tell you more […]

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Sunny Saffron Socks

Guess what? I knit another pair of socks! And not just regular socks – bright yellow ones! Yellow socks are so much fun. Sure, they’re not the most practical colour, but that’s what makes them so delightful. Especially during the cold and rainy winter – these socks will brighten the gloomiest day! (And not just […]

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Would You Interface a Coat Belt?

After cutting out all of the coating pieces, suddenly the whole project seemed a bit massive and daunting. Does that ever happen to you? All of a sudden it seems like a lot of work to put the whole thing together. When that happens, I have the urge to make one of the easy parts […]

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Home Ec Teachers Are Awesome

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada, so happy Thanksgiving to you as well, wherever you are! Why is this post called ‘Home Ec Teachers Are Awesome?’ Because they are! Last Thursday I was invited to be a guest speaker at Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam. The lovely Denise, who reads and comments […]

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Choosing Easy-to-Sew Coating Fabrics

Yesterday we talked about choosing easier, simpler sewing patterns for coats. Today, let’s talk about choosing easy-to-sew coat fabrics! As always, I’d love to hear your suggestions. Especially since it’s been a while since I was a beginner! The coat fabric I’ve chosen is surprisingly easy to work with, even though it looks complicated! So […]

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