Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fabric Nirvana

Do you ever have one of those days where everything just falls into place? I’m talking about shopping for fabric, of course. They say the first step is admitting you have a problem … well, I do and I like … Continue reading

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Colette Lily: Muslin Complete

Today Eric and I went to the Dallas World Aquarium, and I managed to hurt myself on the way in. I rolled my right ankle, and fell so that I skinned the top of my left foot. Thus, I entered … Continue reading

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Craftsy Class: The Couture Dress

After some recent frustrations with fitting and linings, I enrolled in a Craftsy course called The Couture Dress. This class has been a real gem! I have learned more in the last week of watching the online videos than I … Continue reading

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Blue Maxi Skirt

Jess wanted a maxi skirt like mine, and this time I was better prepared. The Sergebeast purred and I remembered to use jersey needles on my regular machine for the basting stitches. Success! Doesn’t it look good on her? Cost: … Continue reading

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Skylar Versus the Sergebeast of Infinite Doom, Round Two

I mentioned recently that I had finally managed to thread the Sergebeast, and even make a maxi skirt with it, but my stitches certainly didn’t look pretty. Today I sat down with the sole purpose of learning to adjust the … Continue reading

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SONP Maxi Skirt

In an effort to use my newly acquired serger skills, I decided to brave the world of knit fabrics! Norma Jean knows how to take one for the team! I need to get her a little cami to just leave … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Serger

My serger has been my nemesis ever since its arrival in December. I muddled my way through threading it the first time, and all those knobs and threads were overwhelming! I finally got it “working,” but the bottom side was … Continue reading

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