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December 31, 2016

The inspiration for this project was my friend Jennifer's birthday.  I figured I could just make a poncho based on my cream colored cape, but I went searching for a pattern instead. It took me a while to decide on one, but I ended up buying Butterick B5993 - Misses' Shawls and Cowl-Neck Tops.

Fabric:  African inspired cotton from Fabrictopia, Nicole Miller Silky Solid Crinkle Fabric-Black 100% Pol...

December 31, 2016

I am on a mission to build a wardrobe with timeless pieces that I sew myself.  

One day I stopped in Helen Enox Fine Fabrics in OKC and I was just looking around for inspiration and I saw this wool cape on display.  The fabric felt so good, so I started looking at it to see if I could sew something like this.   Luckily, the lovely ladies in the store were more than willing to help. They measured me and...

December 31, 2016

When Kim invited me to the 2014 Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show, I discovered a lot more about sewing. 

One of the crafts was Sewing Pottery at Vogies Quilts and Treasures.  I usually buy fantastic African fabric from them, but this time I wanted to try something new.  All around their booth, they had these beautiful containers made by a sewing machine.  It just so happened she was doing a demo, which convi...

December 12, 2016

Staying organized is an on going struggle. 

Since I like to buy sewing patterns during the 5 for a $1 sales and work up to them, I decided to make a library.  When I'm at the store, I just pull out my smart phone and look through it to see what patterns I already have at home. 

I took pictures of the front and back envelopes and created an album for them in Google Photos. Then I add a title to...

December 12, 2016

I wanted to make a purse I could use  everyday and I already had this pattern in my stash.  

I used Simplicity Pattern 8028 Clutch, Wristlet and Purse in Two Sizes.  I cut view C for the purse. 

Fabric: I used some leather-like metallic gold fabricoff-white snake skin vinyl, and some blue multicolored african inspired print for the lining.  

Notions: Items on the instructions including a...

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