Monthly Archives: October 2010

why don’t I sew the hard stuff?

I decided a couple weeks ago that I was officially done sewing until after the move, and my machine is now packed. (The move is now somewhat delayed, so I’ll now have another couple of weeks away.) I’m still thinking … Continue reading

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the stash

I’ve officially absolved myself from my usual sense of sewing obligation (all completely self-imposed) while the moving preparations kick into high gear. I took photos of my boxes so I’d know what was in them, and since I’m not doing … Continue reading

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tip: bobbin management

I often see tips on clever ways of storing all those damned bobbins. Here’s a thought: don’t. I have a handful of bobbins filled with my basic colours: black; white; navy; olive. I also have one for basting thread, which … Continue reading

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agonising over details: black silk skirt

For some reason, I’m finding it hard to make up my mind as to the details of this black silk skirt. I’ve done two knee-length skirts so far and thought of a bunch of things I could do differently on … Continue reading

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a little history: medieval clothing

As I mentioned previously, much of the sewing I have done up to this point has been medieval. Please note that medieval doesn’t necessarily mean complicated – this ain’t no Tudor or Elizabethan wardrobe. This is a Norse (a.k.a. “Viking”) … Continue reading

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change of plan

It didn’t take long for me to realise that apron isn’t going to happen as I envisioned it.

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things I’m not sewing

I doesn’t look like I’m going to get any sewing done this weekend.

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