Archive | April, 2012

Aha! Here’s the fabric I was looking for…

Guess what! I’ve found the perfect fabric for my dotted Minoru I dreamed of making, back in this post here. (And rambled on about here, too.) It’s a polyester crepe fabric, slightly heavier than a blouse weight. Strange choice, I know! The dots are perfect though – not too large, not too prominent. (I stuck […]

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Smart Cookie

Hey, everyone! Thought you might get a bit of a laugh at the fortune in my fortune cookie: Even fortune cookies somehow know that I sew too much frosting and not enough cake! How appropriate. (I think I love opening fortune cookies more than I like eating them. What it is about a message on […]

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A Fashion Show All About… Garbage?

You just never know what kind of cool things you’ll be asked to participate in! This week, Thursday the 19th, is the Garbage Fashion Show put on by the Coquitlam School District. The contestants, high school students, have a few months to construct a garment out of a recyclable materials (ex. used bottles, plastic bags, […]

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Too Much Frosting, Not Enough Cake

I finally have a cute term to explain the problem with my wardrobe. There’s too much frosting and not enough cake! If you’ve seen the things I’ve sewn, you probably have already figured out what I mean by frosting and cake. Here are some examples of frosting: (simplicity 3965 – original post here) (mccalls 7743 […]

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Three Tips for Sewing Stripes

I have another tip post for you guys today! Love sewing stripes? Thinking of sewing up the Renfrew Top pattern in a striped knit? Here are a few little tips that will help make stripe-sewing easier! If you missed Monday’s post with A Big List of Tips for Sewing Knits! – here’s the link again. […]

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A Big List of Tips for Sewing Knits!

Hey, everyone! Happy Monday! I’ve been asked for tips on sewing knit fabrics, to help with sewing up the Renfrew Top pattern. So I’ve compiled a whole bunch of links, tutorials and tips that might help you! Tips for Sewing Knits: Conquering Knits: A Self-Help Guide Lauren from Lladybird’s no-nonsense guide to sewing with knit fabrics, […]

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