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The Call of the Red Suede Wild!

When I last left you, my red suede for the leather version of the Islander Fast and Fabulous Jacket looked like this.It now looks like this. Not yet completed, but well on its way.Working with any type of skin, it can take a little finagling on the par…

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Details Can Really Make a Garment Pop!

I have recently begun to long for a new little dog, a puppy, a little puppy that’s brand new to this world. As tempting as a purebred is, it will be a little rescue pup. I’ve looked at so many rescue sites. While looking last night, there was a little …

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Details Can Really Make a Garment Pop!

I have recently begun to long for a new little dog, a puppy, a little puppy that’s brand new to this world. As tempting as a purebred is, it will be a little rescue pup. I’ve looked at so many rescue sites. While looking last night, there was a little …

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New Winners and a New Jacket

Last Monday I announced the winners of the new Islander Fast and Fabulous Jacket Pattern. Sadly, Karen Roop was the only one of the 3 winners to respond 🙁 So one’s loss is another’s gain!The 2 new winners of the pattern are:Kathy ShrankKim CaywoodCong…

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Fast Really Can Be Fabulous!

Making a garment that requires many steps, underlining, lining, handstitching, bound buttonholes, etc. can be a wonderful challenge. But there are times when we just want to make something up quickly that will still result in a good looking garment, an…

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The Fast and Fabulous Jacket Pattern Giveaway and a Treat For All!

Good Morning!My day begin with a shivering dog panting in my ear at 4:00 a.m. mind you.  We have quite a thunderstorm rolling through Chicago. As much as it upsets my poor dog, I love summer thunderstorms as they make my tomatoes grow. T…

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Let’s Celebrate With A Giveaway!!!

Here in the United States, it’s the 4th of July, a day for celebrating. So it’s all the more fitting, that I have something wonderful to share and celebrate. Janet Pray of Islander Patterns is just about to launch a brand new pattern, the Fast and Fabu…

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Rolling A Burrito/Finishing The Easy V Express Top Neckline

One of the things that I’ve come to enjoy the most about the blog is chatting with all of you, sharing a bit of my life and hopefully, a few bits of inspiration. Back in May, I had an alternator failure on the airplane. A few years ago, I was on m…

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Islander Patterns Easy V Express Top Sew Along

This is the week of best laid plans going awry. Little did I know that the roofers were planning to arrive yesterday. So things were just a bit too noisy to try and get much done. But…better later than never, at least I hope :)I just love getting new…

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I’m A Discount Code At Islander Sewing Systems!!!

Janet Pray of Islander Sewing System sent me a message and graciously offered a 20% discount on the Easy V Express top pattern for anyone who comes by the blog and would like to make up the pattern. And get this…all you have to do is enter the code R…

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Easy Summer Sewing/Islander Easy V Express

I had hoped to have my new episode of Sewbussted’s Material Witness up for you today, but alas, I have not finished the tutorial portion of the post, so it will have to wait just a bit longer. But, once it’s up, I think you’ll truly enjoy it :)I got up…

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If Only Little Red Riding Hood Had Made Cape Super Express

If only Little Red Riding Hood had used the Cape Super Express pattern, she would have finished her cape in record time, and the wolf would have missed her!!! The final post for the Islander Sewing Systems Cape Super Express is up on the Sew News …

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The Islander Sewing Systems Cape Super Express Sew Along

Due to the holidays, and days away from work, the final post for the Cape Super Express may not get published on the Sew News blog for a week or so. So, rather than make you wait, I thought I would go ahead and post the final addition here. Once it’s u…

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A Cape With A Shape/Cape Super Express

It’s 0 degrees in Chicago!!! Just in case you think that’s an “O”, it’s not, it’s zero 🙂 Now, I really don’t mind the cold, in fact I rather enjoy it. But as I drank my first cup of tea this morning and watched the morning news, I had to laugh a bit a…

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And The Winners Are!!!/Cape Super Express Pattern Giveaway

The first full week of December is upon us. I had planned to decorate my house for the holidays over the weekend, but I came down with a nasty cold. I’m still a little congested, and my voice is basically gone, but I am feeling better. I have a special…

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