2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

September 30, 2016

NO, I HAVE NOT STOPPED BLOGGING...

...I've been stuck on fitting a "new to me pants pattern" so there really hasn't been very much actual sewing going on beyond muslin stages.  But, meanwhile, I have really enjoyed watching as sewing blogland celebrated it's covenant National Sewing Month.

I think it's been the best one ever!  Carolyn, at Diary of a Sewing Fanatic, carried on an entire month of give-a-ways, promotions, and cameos of other sewing bloggers (national and international) and included me and Faye's Sewing Adventure in the group.  What a honor!, you can read about it here.
I hope every one had a wonderful National Sewing Month.  I'll be resurfacing very soon...

September 15, 2016

FINALLY...

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Hope we have a wonderful season 15, enjoy!

September 14, 2016

WORK WEAR WEDNESDAY/NATIONAL SEWING MONTH...

...  I really can't believe that it's been a month since my last post.  Hope you  haven't forgotten  all about me!  Truth is... I was a little sick for about 3 weeks and then, I got stuck.  Yes, stuck!  Stuck in the process of trying to perfect a pants pattern.  Well, after 3 muslins, I do have a wearable pair of pants.   Am I 100% satisfied?  Nope, but I really do think it has something to do with my fabric choice so I will keep trying.


In the meantime, it's now September and just a few days away from the official fall equinox.  Traditional fall colors have started dancing around in my head (like forest green, eggplant and mustard just to name a few); as well as new styles and designs (such as ruffles, culottes, sweaters and of course pants - oh my). On top of all that it's also National Sewing Month with loads of celebrations, contests and challenges in and around blogland to commemorate the craft that we all love so much.  So I thought I'd peek in to add my 2 cents worth to the festivities.  Today Terry's Fabric Company from the UK challenged me with a fun  "Quiz"  to test my sewing knowledge.  The quiz was a little tricky but I did manage to do quite well with it.  If you would like to give it a try, the Quiz can be found by following this link.

Be sure to let me know how well you did with it, I'll bet you score 15 out of 15!!!!