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Holiday Baking – Cinnamon Roll Cookie Recipe

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Many years ago, my mum-in-law and her dear husband decided to join the ranks of the Canadian snowbirds; making their way to Florida every November to escape the harsh winter weather.

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Butterick Lisette B6385 – Part 1

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Last year Butterick’s Fall/Winter collection included B6385 and I bought it straight away.  It is a straightforward and elegant long coat that has three collar variations, pocket flaps (something new for me) and some lovely top stitching detail.

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In Pursuit of A Winter Wardrobe – McCalls 6993

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Have you ever had a project that you know is heading south, but you keep going?  Me too, more times than I care to admit.  This skirt, or rather, the yoke of this skirt is one of those projects.

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Some New Online Friends and V9183

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I happened upon a lovely group of inspirational sewing folks via my Facebook feed earlier this summer.  The focus of this group is to work through a defined list of sewing patterns with the intent of sharing tips, hints, ideas and creative comradery.  A new pattern is selected each month and as the members complete theirs, they post their thoughts on fabric selection, alterations and progress pictures with the end result of showing their completed garment.  You can jump in and do one challenge, or all of them – it is entirely up to you.

It is always amazing to me that with social media we have such a wonderful way of connecting with like minded people around the world.  It has certainly enriched my life.

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McCalls 7538 – Striped Puzzle Pieces Make A Great Dress

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Last month I wandered into my local Fabricland and saw a display dress that a talented member of the staff had made.  It was McCalls 7538 done up in view C I believe.  Here is the envelope front and line drawing:

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Vogue 9154 Misses Skirt Is A Winner

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I have seen a few renditions of Vogue 9154 on Sewing Pattern Review and have had the pattern for a few months now.  Last weekend, as it was cold and rainy, I tucked myself in my sewing room and made this skirt with some navy wool that had been purchased last season.   I truly could not be happier with the result.
Here is the pattern envelope picture for Vogue 9154.  I made View A.

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Butterick 6016 – A Feminine Dress Without Fuss

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What a glorious summer we have been having here in Southwestern Ontario.  I have spent way more time lazing about in my floaty chair than I have in the sewing room, to be sure!

But we have a wedding that we will soon be attending and a new dress is in order.  With temperatures upwards of 30 degrees (that is 85+ for my American friends) I need something that is appropriate for the occasion, while allowing me to keep cool.  B6016 is just the ticket.  Here is the envelope picture and line drawing:

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