Class · Review · Sewing

Tuesdays with Alison: Learning about Tailoring

If you've been reading this blog long enough, you might remember my Tuesdays with Claire series. I started it way back in 2012 when I jettisoned Gertie's no-longer-available Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket Craftsy course and switched instead to making Vogue V8333. I got as far as fitting my muslin and cutting out my fashion fabric before… Continue reading Tuesdays with Alison: Learning about Tailoring

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Sew Expo Recap: Classes and Fabric and People, Oh My!

Photo of Helena of Gray All Day, Leah of Away I Sew!, and me at the Sew Expo Sunday, March 2nd It's 5:45 am, and I am up, which is unsurprising these days thanks to our precious baby girl.  But, this morning I'm actually excited to get out of bed while it's still dark.  Today I finally get… Continue reading Sew Expo Recap: Classes and Fabric and People, Oh My!

Class · Quilting · Review

Block of the Month: August, September, and October

This year I’m sewing along with Amy Gibson from Stitchery Dickory Dock. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up to make a quilt using Craftsy's 2012 Block of the Month class. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I'm proud to say I've completed all of… Continue reading Block of the Month: August, September, and October

Class · Quilting · Review

Block of the Month: June and July

This year I’m sewing along with Amy Gibson from Stitchery Dickory Dock. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up to make a quilt using Craftsy's 2012 Block of the Month class. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. To keep myself honest and balanced when it comes to both my… Continue reading Block of the Month: June and July

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Wednesdays with Lynda: Truing the Pattern

The next few months I’m sewing along with Lynda Maynard. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up to learn how to fit using Lynda Maynard's Sew the Perfect Fit class on Craftsy. This post marks my completion of the class. Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached the last lesson in Lynda Maynard's Sew… Continue reading Wednesdays with Lynda: Truing the Pattern

Class · Quilting · Review

Block of the Month: March, April, and May

This year I’m sewing along with Amy Gibson from Stitchery Dickory Dock. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up to make a quilt using Craftsy's 2012 Block of the Month class. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. Roughly a million years ago I started a quilt.  Okay, not quite,… Continue reading Block of the Month: March, April, and May

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Wednesdays with Lynda: Sleeves (and Seattle Seamsters Fitting Session #2!)

The next few months I’m sewing along with Lynda Maynard. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up to learn how to fit using Lynda Maynard's Sew the Perfect Fit class on Craftsy. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. Well, this week's lesson was all about sleeves.  I decided… Continue reading Wednesdays with Lynda: Sleeves (and Seattle Seamsters Fitting Session #2!)