Monthly Archives: February 2015

McCalls 7092 Palmer/Pletsch – Pattern Review

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I just completed McCalls 7092 which is a cute tunic from their Palmer/Pletsch collection.

Here is the picture from the McCalls website:


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Vogue 1329 Kay Unger Colourblock Dress

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I just finished Vogue 1329 and could not be happier with the end result.  Here is the picture from the Vogue website.


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I’m Gonna Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse

A few years ago I bought a Pfaff Hobbylock.  I brought it home and promptly named it Fraulein Schweiger (name that movie).  It wasn’t a big investment and has served me well through garments, costumes, drapes and so on.  In its short time with me, it has pumped out miles of lovely finished seams.

I wasn’t always diligent at keeping it as lint free as one should, however I did give it an overhaul every month or two; removing debris and oiling the moving parts.

But lately it seemed that I fought with it more often than not.  So, while out running errands today, I took it in for servicing.

The lovely gentleman there truly made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.  He paid me just shy of my original purchase price to trade in on a new serger.  The cost to repair was such that it just didn’t make sense to do anything other than take the deal.  Sigh, what’s a girl to do.

Here is my shiny new Janome, fresh out of the box.  image

Happy Valentines Day indeed!



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Vogue 8825 – All Wrapped Up

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After a very trying week, I spent a couple of self indulgent days in my sewing room working on Vogue 8825.


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