Monthly Archives: August 2014

The dilemma has been solved

My cluttered sewing nook is now graced with this work in progress. Yikes, it that a rose on Eliza the dressmaking dummy’s breast? In my eagerness to get the all the bits I liked onto a fairly narrow panel it … Continue reading

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The dilemma of which pattern

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the blouse I made for Felicity. I’ve made a lot of stuff for her recently. But now, the selfish seamstress in me has forced its way out: the next project is going … Continue reading

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Does this blouse measure up?

I was so torn this last weekend. I have a stack of beautiful new fabrics from San Francisco. But I also had a cotton blouse cut out for Felicity from fabric from Scotland. This project was sitting, waiting for me … Continue reading

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More fabric shopping in San Francisco

Fabric shopping with fellow fabricaholics is the best. See my previous post if you need to be convinced. Fabric shopping at places recommended by the local fabricoholics is also pretty good. I was lucky enough to do both. Britex Fabrics … Continue reading

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San Francisco sewing BABES Berkeley meet up

I have some new sewing friends: Jennifer, Wendy, me, Heather, Jilly and Glenda, from the San Francisco Sewing BABES group What a great group they are. I was welcomed and felt at home straight away. Sewists are the best people! … Continue reading

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Advice needed on fabric shopping in San Francisco

What advice can you give me? Apart from ‘take large bags and a credit card, and don’t exceed your luggage limit’? (image source)   I’ll be in San Francisco next week for an American Chemical Society Meeting. I have some … Continue reading

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Daffodil yellow skirt

Hurry up Spring. We are ready and waiting for you.   I used a Burda pencil skirt pattern that I had used before for Felicity. The woven version was close fitting, almost a bit too much so over the hips … Continue reading

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