Monthly Archives: March 2015

McCalls 6996 – Fuscia Cardigan

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Hello all,

Spurred on by the talented Julie Starr and several others on Pattern Review that I have seen, I spent a few quite contented hours in my sewing room yesterday working on McCalls 6996.

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McCalls 3830 – Wardrobe Builder

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One key area of focus for me this year is wardrobe building by adding some basics to my closet.  My description of basics means sewing classic, stylish patterns which will integrate well with each other or with other pieces that I already have.  This isn’t about trends or fads; rather it is about having garments that can be worn confidently for years to come and ones that I can mix and match.

Such is the case with McCalls 3830 which is a pattern for a basic straight skirt with several length options as seen here:

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Home Decor Sewing – Living Room Draperies

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Hello all,

A bit of a left turn today from garment sewing…

I’m currently working on a red wool coat from BurdaStyle magazine which has me vexed and dubbing it “The Red Coat of Misery”

It is set aside for the day while my jets cool.

In the meantime, I’m going to start this post by saying that much like many of you, I love home decor.  My downtime is often spent perusing Homesense, Bowring, The Bombay Company and the like.  In my own amateurish way, I have played around with creating vignettes like this,

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