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

Class · Event

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

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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!)