So Close

So Close

Today is 2 days until launch. the launch of my first clothing line. Do you believe I'm 55 years old? this is something I have wanted to do for a long time but I was afraid. I didn't know exactly how to proceed and I worried I wasn't good enough or smart enough. Then...

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Beginning to see.

Beginning to see.

It's embarrassing. I'm 55 years old and I feel like my eyes are just beginning to open. I'm not going to write about spinning or sewing today because I am sad. Sad that a police officer can kneel on a man's neck in the daylight with 3 other officers standing by until...

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Safety Masks

Safety Masks

Early in March I started making protective masks. It happened accidentally. I went with a friend to visit an assisted living home for her husband. it was at the beginning of things in Michigan. You couldn't visit people in the hospital and medical workers were having...

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Comfy Summer Dress

Comfy Summer Dress

I had this really cute blue stretch cotton fabric and I wanted a good short sleeve dress for every day. I bought the fabric at Fabric Mart one of the times I visited my parents last year. It was on a great sale so I bought all they had on the bolt. I like to do that...

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Butterick B6284

Butterick B6284

A few months ago I saw that Sitka Fabrics was adding more woven fabrics to their store and they were looking for some dressmakers/sewists to make some clothes out of their incoming collections. I immediately raised my hand and they said yes to me! This is my first...

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Wrap Around Skirt

Wrap Around Skirt

I bought some fabric. I know, it's not a surprise but I'm super excited about it because I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it when I bought it. It came from Seams in East Lansing, Michigan. Check that store out. There is plenty online and there are some...

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Italia

Italia

I had the opportunity to go to Italy in the middle of January. It's taken me this long to process the trip. It was a whirlwind. And I felt a little guilty because we had just returned from our family vacation to Disney World a few weeks before but when someone offers...

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Disney 2019 7 Outfits for 7 Days

Disney 2019 7 Outfits for 7 Days

It was a fabulous trip. Like I said in my post from last week, In June I decided to make an outfit for each day we were going to be in the parks. My plans changed and morphed over time depending on what fabrics I found and how I decide to change how I was going to use...

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Disney 2019 Trip in Review

Disney 2019 Trip in Review

We went to Disney World in December. It was for Maggie's high school graduation but we had to put it off because we couldn't go in May or June due to other plans. Nobody likes going to Orlando in July or August if they can avoid it and since I'm a giant baby about...

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