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Post #3116: Why bother with hand-finished hems?

It was not so long ago that I believed a garment could be finished without any hand sewing. I mean, that’s what machines are for – and why would I want to delay wearing a garment by taking the extra time to deploy stitches… Continue Reading “Post #3116: Why bother with hand-finished hems?”

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Post #3115: Me Made May begins!

It is day two of Me Made May – and I am wearing the spring dress I made a couple of months ago: I don’t plan to post a selfie every day this month but I might do round-ups once a week, or at… Continue Reading “Post #3115: Me Made May begins!”

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Post #3114: Going for the log cabin after all

I’ve taken the plunge and started cutting a new quilt. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve had my interest in 19th century quilts piqued recently – and I think that I finally (maybe) have the skills and patience to pull off a… Continue Reading “Post #3114: Going for the log cabin after all”

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Post #3113: A small and scrappy make

Since watching the mini-series version of Alias Grace on Netflix a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been thinking a lot about classic quilt blocks. There’s quite a bit of quilt-talk in that story and the period-accurate quilts featured on the show are extraordinarily beautiful. I’ve… Continue Reading “Post #3113: A small and scrappy make”

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Post #3112: Long-promised pants

I’ve been writing about making pants for months now – and have managed to overthink it to the point where I became paralyzed, then got over-complicated, then tried to simplify – and finally! Have arrived at a finished product. Though I have made pants… Continue Reading “Post #3112: Long-promised pants”

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