Tuesday, 12 November 2019

In Sewing News Today...

There hasn't been much sewing since the shirtdress. My sewing mojo is back, I'm just stuck at the prep work stage of my next project. I need to trace out some pattern pieces and because I'm frugal, I just need to tape together a few pieces of tissue paper before I get going.  Six weeks before Christmas and this is a gift project, so I better get moving on this one.  In the meantime, there has been some editing.  

Remember the turtleneck dress I made recently?  It made it back into the workspace after a wear that had me dying to get out of it. It was too hot and that tight-fitting neckline had me thinking that perhaps another skirt would be better with this fabric.   

So I cut off the top and got to work finishing the edge, turning it over to create a casing and finished it off with an elastic waistband.  It's just like the ivory coloured skirt.  I should get more use out of this garment.  The top portion is be cut up for stuffing materials.  

In other sewing news... Have you been following what is going on over with the Sewcialists?  This month's theme is the Giving Challenge, #givesewmuch.  This one is dear to my heart as I'm a firm believer in giving back through sewing.  There are some wonderful ideas for charities and stories of generosity popping up over at the Sewcialists website this month.  I hope you check it out and find some inspiration, if not for this challenge (six weeks before Christmas!) maybe future sewing projects.  

I do have one gift project that will be gifted this month.  

I made this for a friend's grandson who is a big hockey fan.  I had enough to cut one square of this NHL fabric from this project.  

Not really sewing related but something I wouldn't have been able to do if it weren't for some sewing tools.  

I fixed an electrical cord this weekend. All by myself, after some guidance and encouragement at the hardware store followed by watching some YouTube instructional videos. I didn't have a gauge cutter, a fancy little tool for stripping down the covering on the inner wires. I didn't need it. 

With my transferable sewing skills, steady hand, and a sharp pair of thread clippers it was done. No fancy tools required. That's all in sewing new today.  

Happy Sewing!


  1. Nice work on fixing that plug!!

    I need to do some refashioning. There are a couple things that can gain a new life in my closet with a little bit of tweaking. We shall see.

    1. Thanks! I was surprisingly really proud of fixing that plug. It was like "I just sewed bound buttonholes" proud. Lol.

  2. I am always amazed when I challenge myself to learn (and do) a new skill. Good for you to tackle the electrical wiring job!

    1. Yes! I feels good, doesn't it. And I love that it involved tools from the sewing basket.

  3. Good for you on fixing the plug!!

    Also good for you on changing something you would probably never wear again, into something you definitely like.

    God bless.

    1. Thank you Jackie. Yes it feels great when it works out that something can be saved and still useful.


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