Serger School

I’m starting to get really excited about sewing again. It’s almost the same feeling I had when I learning how to sew nearly three years ago. Lately sewing has been on the brain so much it’s been keeping me up at night. The itch to sew (human sized) garments is coming back. My Pinterest boards are exploding with ideas and […]

Shamrock On! Simplicity 8280

March is here and I’m feeling revived and renewed. I do love the month of March, mainly because everything is GREEN! Over the years green has become one of my favorite colors. Naturally, shamrock print would catch my eye at Joann’s. Lucky Pia will get a new dress for St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t always draw out what’s in my […]

First Project of 2023: Pia’s New Nightgown

Presenting my first finished project of 2023…in March. Yes, March! Yes we are 3 months in already but this has been a really tough year in my personal life so it’s kept me away. I sometimes forget that sewing is a stress reliever and that I should create more things. Pia has been wearing her sunshine yellow PJs for almost […]

Simplicity 1581: Pia’s Snow White Costume

Whether it be the sparkly tiaras, wands or tutus, I consider myself a girly girl and have always loved princess anything. As a child I read a lot of fairy tales and watched Disney movies.┬áNaturally, sewing something magical would be on my radar. After perusing doll patterns on Ebay, I purchased Simplicity 1581. Squealing with excitement, I asked Pia which […]

Elvira Quilt

As I mentioned in previous posts, I wanted to backlog a few projects. This is the Elvira quilt, completed last August. The Viking and I saw this quilt on display at a LQS while on vacation this past summer. He loved it so much and asked me to make it for him. Well, his wish was granted! The quilt kit […]

2022: The Year I Became a Quilter

I have to chuckle at the title of this post because it’s true. 2022 was the hardest Test in my personal life so inevitably it affected my Sewing goals. I had a great start to 2022 in garment sewing, including creating a personal sloper- and then suddenly Sewing took a different direction. Let’s quickly review my 2022 goals and if I made […]

Christmas 2022: Quilty Adventure Reflection

All nine Christmas quilts are finally documented here on my blog! It will be fun to look back on these projects. I’m glad I can finally catch up and write again. ­čÖé Final Thoughts: Even if the recipient doesn’t know a thing about sewing they DO KNOW that it takes time to make one. And that’s really what you’re giving. […]

Christmas Quilts Part 3 (November Completion)

Well here we are! The last installment of the Christmas Quilt Adventure. Quilt #8: Hawaii Quilt Construction Photos: Pattern: Button Box Book: Quilts in a Jiffy Changes: Added additional row on side and bottom and enlarged the border. Used 2.5″ binding strips. Size: Oversized throw 56″ x 72″ Completion Time: 10 days. This is the longest as November was super […]

Christmas Quilts Part 2 (October Completion)

Let’s keep it going, shall we?! Quilt #4: Nine Patch Sailboat Pattern: Nine Patch Book: 3 Yard Quilt Favorites Changes: Added an additional row on the side and bottom. Used 2.5″ binding strips Size: Oversized throw 53″ x 71″ Completion Time: 3 days Notes: I used EQ8 to preview before it was sewn. This is the second time I’ve sewn […]

Christmas Quilts Part 1 (September Completion)

So now may I present the fruit of my labor! Quilt #1. Red white and blue! Pattern: Hopscotch Book: 3 Yard Quilt Favorites Changes: Added a 5″ border, used 2.5″ binding strips and pieced the back with the leftovers! Size: Oversized throw at 54″ x 78″ Completion Time: 6 days Notes: This was the first time I pieced a backing. […]