Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Making A Muslin

Testing out a sizing/FBA issue on some really, really thin and kind of not-pretty jersey I picked up on sale at Hancock Fabrics. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Learn to Knit Slippers with Me!

I've just confirmed that I get to teach a knitting class for everyone (not just beginners!) through St. Louis Park Community Education

When - Wednesdays, Jan. 20 through Feb. 17; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Where - Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN, 55426

Contact - (952) 928-6442 or https://slp.thatscommunityed.com/ to register and enroll.

Price - $59 + materials 

What - Learn how to knit fun slippers! This pattern, originally published in 1950, has been updated by me so that you won't have to decipher outdated knitting terms. This pattern is easy enough for a beginner, but still great for a more experienced knitter to take a trip down memory lane. 

You will need a pair of size 9 US (5.5 mm) knitting needles and around 220 yards of worsted-weight yarn.

I'll  bring tools to make pompoms to the last class, in case anyone wants to do that!

P.S. - I succumbed to peer pressure and went ahead and wrote the pattern. You can get it here.

Friday, November 27, 2015

I Made A Tshirt!

It's a little funky, but it's all mine!

The pattern is from this Craftsy class, but I couldn't have done it without also watching Linda Lee's Craftsy class. It's a little big on me, so it might end up just being workout/sleep top, but I'm still pretty excited!

(BTW, every single Craftsy class is on sale for just $19.99 or less, but this is NOT a Bl*ck Fr*day post. That is an affiliate link, though, just so you know.)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Siege of Sewing!

Happy Thanksgiving, to all who celebrate it!

p. 6

I just think this is cute.

"Each season before beginning a "siege of sewing", which most of us indulge in at intervals, study the fashion magazines to note style tendencies. If possible, secure a high class French fashion portfolio, several high class American fashion magazines, and several pattern quarterlies which are available in every local community, noting advertisements in magazines and newspapers as well."

All good advice, I think!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015


Mending was the sole use I had for my sewing machine for a long time, and it's still pretty good at it. This is a strip cut from an old bedsheet, used to shore up and repair a tear in a cotton kimono my sister gave me many years ago.