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Grey Twist

Welcome Back!  I really am excited about all of the sewing I have been doing lately.  My new job (with typical business hours) has really helped out my own personal timing and scheduling.  Now I can have sewing time on the weekends and at night!This fabric I bought online at fabric.com it is super comfy, soo…

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Vogue 9980 – A Cardigan from the 90s

I pulled this pattern out of the stash a couple of months ago. It’s a Koko Beall pattern. I collected a lot of these when they were in the pattern books back in the 1990s. At the time I wanted to make a lightweight summer throw on type jacket…

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8 Tips for Embroidering with Metallic Thread

Tis the season for shiny, sparkly embroidery!  Many embroiderers shy away from metallic thread but a few tips will help even the most hesitant embroiderer master this holiday favorite! Use a vertical thread stand. If it comes off the spool and kinks, s…

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A New Adventure in Sewing

It was strongly suggested by a friend I be more sociable and get out of the house more often.  I decided taking a sewing class would fit the suggestion nicely.  However, since I live in a rural area, a town of 104, classes aren’t easy to find…

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A New Adventure in Sewing

It was strongly suggested by a friend I be more sociable and get out of the house more often.  I decided taking a sewing class would fit the suggestion nicely.  However, since I live in a rural area, a town of 104, classes aren’t easy to find…

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Last Minute Holiday Knitting Ideas

Thought I would take time today to share some of the patterns I have designed over the years that are perfect for holiday gift knitting. I know it is last minute but there is still time. First off – a free pattern called Elves, Gnomes, Wizard…

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Our Entryway Reveal

I’m so excited to finally share our entryway with you today! I feel like this little space has been a labor of love over the past couple of months. When we moved into our house we had SO many spaces that needed to be redone, that the entryway just kind of got pushed to the […]

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Felt Gift Bag: A New One Minute Video and a Giveaway

When it comes to holiday get togethers, there’s nothing quite like showing up at your gathering with a nice bottle of wine. Bring your gift-giving game up a notch when you present your vino in this felt gift bag featuring … Continue reading

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Felt Gift Bag: A New One Minute Video and a Giveaway

When it comes to holiday get togethers, there’s nothing quite like showing up at your gathering with a nice bottle of wine. Bring your gift-giving game up a notch when you present your vino in this felt gift bag featuring … Continue reading

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The Final Sewing Caddy Winner, and A Birthday Present For Me!

When I was in the second grade, there was a man who began driving around the school play yard and trying to lure children into the car. At 7 years old, I didn’t understand the true implications of what he was up to, but I knew it was wrong. I remember …

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The Many Faces of Pillows

There are so many great ways to finish pillows. But it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut with what we want. You’ll love this blog post from Quail Run in Phoenix which tells and shows us some great examples. Copyright secured by&#160…

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Make Your Own Fresh Mandarin Wreath

Lately, I’ve really been enjoying using more natural elements in my home decor, so when it came time…

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Style Arc Adeline (again)

This is the fourth Adeline that I have sewn – but I daresay that it will not be the last! I’ve sewn two for me (one now resides in my cousin’s wardrobe) and one for my Mum. Mum definitely wants another one too! Because I’ve sewn this dress so many times it was actually very… Continue reading Style Arc Adeline (again)

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Hitting Road Blocks

Thursday night, my son went into Kamloops to watch the new Star Wars movie with his Dad, brother, and five other friends. It was a long movie, running late, followed by an equally long drive home. Even though he’s twenty-eight, being his mother, I wait…

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Make Your Own Swan Stocking

Of all my years of crafting, I have never attempted to make my own Christmas stockings. I am…

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Kwik Sew K3489 – View B

The knit fabric sewing continues with Kwik Sew K3489, which was a free pattern with Sew Now magazine earlier in the year.  I’d been wanting to make this dress for a while, but the tiny 6mm (1/4″) seam allowance put me off.  Also, I had a bit …

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How to prepare curved edge shapes for applique – with turned edges!

If you have an applique pattern that needs circle, ovals or petals, I have a favourite way of turning those edges under for turned edge applique. Then you’re ready to sew by machine or by hand – you choose. Here I show you how it’s done – with tin foil / aluminum foil! Guest appearance […]

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NY Sewcialist Soiree – January 6, 2018

The NYSewcialists Team who sponsor the monthly meet-up on the last Tuesday of the month, have gotten together and put together an after the holidays party!The NY Sewcial Hour team invites you to a Sewing Soiree in Tribeca, celebrating six months of won…

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Completed: Pulmu Skirt Kit from Needle Sharp

Y’all, I love a good kit. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I just want to reiterate in case you didn’t hear me the first time – I LOVE KITS. Something about having everything already picked + sorted, then corralled in its own little box just pleases me to no end. So, today, I […]

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The Poore Girl Meets Robin

When Robin went to The Needle Bug she had Amy Poore, the designer of A Poore Girl Paints Needlepoint, in her class. In this blog post, Robin gives us some background on Amy and shows off some of her canvases. Copyright secured by Digipro…

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Pattern Review: Burda Neglige and Kimono Robe

Hello CSC! For Party Time, I decided to have a fancy PJ party and made two Burda Magazine patterns: Burda Lace Neglige 01/2017 #125A and Burda Belted Kimono Robe 01/2012 #134AB. For plus-sized intimates, there are not a lot of options, but magazines like Burda sometimes have themed months and January at Burda usually means either activewear or intimates….

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Glitter Star Tree Skirt DIY (No Sew!)

I am a major fan of Christmas decorating. The night the tree goes up there has to be…

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Let’s Play Spot The Mistake

Who can tell me what’s wrong with this shawl? Look closer… And closer… I don’t think the straight edge of a shawl is meant to suddenly curve round. The problem lies in the row where those neat little parallelograms suddenly … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Spot The Mistake

Who can tell me what’s wrong with this shawl? Look closer… And closer… I don’t think the straight edge of a shawl is meant to suddenly curve round. The problem lies in the row where those neat little parallelograms suddenly … Continue reading

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weekend links

Liesl checks in again this Friday with her Weekend Links post. Now, featuring more pre-holiday excitement!

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Holiday Flats

 Good morning and happy Wednesday! I’m wearing a few new and prized additions to my closet after lusting after them for so long and finally, finally checking eBay for them: this Rochas skirt (still available in a few sizes) and these party-ready satin mules by Manolo Blahnik. Did you know that 81% of all merchandise sold […]

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Denver Tunic with Love You Sew

I’m Cristy Stuhldreher of Love You Sew and this happens to be my very first post as a member of the Blank Slate Patterns Sewing Team.  I love athleisure style and am SO happy it seems to be sticking around for awhile.  My Denver Tunic (aff link) …

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Reversible Beanie Pattern Release ~ Free until 2018!

I’m so excited to share with you my newest pattern for Savvy Patterns!  It’s the Reversible Beanie, and just perfect as a scrap buster plus it sews up in no time at all!  It can be made in 7 sizes from newborn to adult.  The pattern has lay…

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candlelight and chemistry

On Wednesdat (Day 13), the activity was having dinner by candle light. Easy, nice, and charming ! We actually should do it more often !

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candlelight and chemistry

On Wednesdat (Day 13), the activity was having dinner by candle light. Easy, nice, and charming ! We actually should do it more often !

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