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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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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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In Progress – Spring Pops of Colour

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I have spent the last week or so head down in home decor sewing, making new table linens for a dear friend and a valance for our master bedroom window.  In years past, I would dread that kind of sewing as it is just…rectangles.  Now however, I find that every now and then there is something very soothing in a few hours of mindless, straight line sewing and pressing.  Without fittings, darts, pleats or tucks, the end result is a neatly folded stack of quickly completed projects which is always a very satisfying accomplishment.

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McCalls 7332 – The Boyfriend Jacket

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Our weather has been teasing us with some above freezing temperatures and rain instead of snow for the last couple of weeks.  In the hopes that we are looking at winter in the rear view mirror, I am turning my sewing attention to lighter weight layers.  One thing in particular that I need to add are jackets for spring.

A few hours of this weekend were spent making a start on that goal with McCalls 7332. I bought the pattern a few weeks ago along with some lightweight navy wool from my local Fabricland.  Here is the picture from the pattern envelope:

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Textile Studio Patterns Basic Top + McCalls 6996 = A Great Twinset

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A few days ago, I ventured to my local Fabricland for some buttons to complete my green linen shirt that I wrote about here.  “Buttons only!”, I said to myself as I drove there.  And then, “It’s like two cardigans and a top for $100”, was the justification for the cuts of fabric laying on my back seat as I drove home again.

But can you blame me?  Just look at this lovely knit.

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McCalls 6436 – A Second Kick At The Can

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It’s October 18th and we had our first snowfall here in Southwestern Ontario.  It looked pretty coming down but this is waaaayy too early.  Thankfully, the ground is still too warm for it to stick around.  Here is a quick snap of the backyard as it fell this morning.

First Snowfall of 2015

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McCalls 6436 – A Half Hearted Effort Equals a Mediocre Blouse

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What an unplanned and extended sewing hiatus that was!  I am so glad to be getting back into a sewing groove.

My very small sewing room is in a little carved out niche of our lower level.  It’s lovely and cool in the summer for sewing.  (A bit of a meat locker in the winter, but that is another story).

It is however, adjacent to where my son has built himself quite a man cave with his game consoles, my old computer desk and some even older sofas from my parents.  He is as happy as a clam which is wonderful, but in the summer when school is out, the sounds of the games and the gathering of his buddies had the effect of driving me out.

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