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Bag of The Month Club

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The Bag of The Month Club is open.  There are 6 designers participating.  A new pattern will be realeased each month starting in January.  I will be signing up to participate.  Here's the link:  https://www.bagomc.com/ .

 

Hooded Pepernoot Coat

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Right about now I am feeling great about this Waffle Pattern.  I had those horrible new project jitters for weeks.  Now that they are mostly under control, I'm feeling like I can do this!  

 

The 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge

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I am joining The 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge started by Cheryl from Muppin.com.  The goal is to write a post each day in December.  Maybe I can make up for my lack of posts over the past few months.

 

Today is catch-up day.  Here's what's going on with all the stuff I started a post about but didn't follow up or the stuff I never posted about to begin with:

 

More Soon

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I've gotten myself behind in a lot of things lately.  I'm currently working on some projects to sell at Chain Reaction Records.  Hopefully, I'll have a real post soon.  In the meantime, check out these awesome carpet bags: 

 

 

Poly Crepe De Chine Project

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Here is project #1.  I used the Poly Crepe De Chine.  The print is "Balance" by scrummy.  The Poly Crepe De Chine is so very beautiful.  It is soft and thin.  When it first arrived, I fell in love, but I had (still have) no idea what to do with it in the real world.  I would love a skirt or a shirt, but the fabric is so very thin anything I make will need to be lined, but then I lose the feel of it on my skin!  What to do?  My next thought was of a nightgown.

Challenging Myself With Sewing Up Some Spoonflower Freebies

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For the last year-ish, Spoonflower has been sending out free samples when they start selling a new type of fabric.  The consumer gets to pick the design, and Spoonflower prints it on whatever the new fabric is, and they send out an 8" x 8" sample.  No shipping.

 

I have been hoarding these samples for awhile as I have no idea what to do with an 8' x 8" square of any type of fabric except put it in a quilt.  I don't want to do that, besides, the fabrics I have samples of don't really lend themselves to quilting.

Sewing like crazy writing like crap

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...or not at all. 

Here are some photos of what I have been working on.  I hope to get time to write soon.

 

 

Skirting The Issue 2015

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This year I made 5 skirts for Skirting the Issue.  I will be donating these to Florence Crittenton Services - they help teen mothers continue and finish school.  They are having a school supply drive for the teenage mothers they serve and are accepting children's clothing as well.  Here is a link to their wish list if you are interested in helping out: click here.

 

Vogue Pattern 1050 continued... and more...

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I sorta finished the vintage pants.  No hem yet.  

They are supposed to be mid calf length, but I'm short, so they are regular length.  I will fix that when I hem them.  They don't fit perfect, but I think I know how to fix that for the next time around.  However, I have put this pattern on hold.  The waistband was quite difficult for me, so I am moving on to other patterns.

Vogue Pattern 1050

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Last night I cut out Vogue Pattern 1050.  I purchased this pattern years ago.  Fear has kept me from making it.  The last time I made a garment from a Vogue Pattern, I was probably in high school.  They were always so difficult for me to understand.  This time, I am making notes, and it will hopefully be a smooth process.

 

 

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