Thursday 29 November 2012

Sewing Link Parties Revisited Again...

I've found another sewing only link party, so I've added it to the list of Link Parties that cater mainly or exclusively for sewing...

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Christmas Fabric Baskets...

Once again, I've used the legs from pre-loved jeans, to make some denim fabric baskets. These little baskets could be used for many things, but I'll be filling mine with chocolates.

Sunday 25 November 2012

Where do all the dresses go...

Last December, I made my first pillowcase dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World. Yesterday, I saw some photos of a little girl in the Philippines wearing one of those dresses. It was a wonderful feeling!!!

Saturday 24 November 2012

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

There were so many projects added to the Threading YOUR Way with Threading My Way link parties this week. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading through them all, but it was very hard to choose just a few.

This week's features...

An awesome rag quilt, made using denim and a mix of tartan and Christmas fabric, added to the Quilting and Patchwork link party...

Denim Rag Lap Quilt by Maria, from Mia's Creations

Friday 23 November 2012

In Seam Pocket Tutorial...

An in seam pocket is so easy to add to pants, skirts or shorts. This tutorial will show you how to easily add an in seam pocket to a project you are making.

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Gathered Clutch...

This is my version of the Gathered Clutch, by Anna from Noodlehead. I've had the pattern for ages, but this is the first time I've made it up.

Sunday 18 November 2012

3/4 Pants with Pleated Cuffs...

The last 3/4 pants I made were a great fit and well received, so I've made another two pairs using Butterick B5019. This time, I've shortened the pants and added pleated cuffs; an easy way to pretty up some otherwise plain fabric.

Tutorial to make pleated cuffs...

Saturday 17 November 2012

Friday 16 November 2012

Ring Your Neck ~ Scarf Challenge

It's only half way through the month and I've finished my entry, for the Ring Your Neck Scarf Challenge.

While the northern hemisphere is heading in to Winter, Summer is almost here in Australia. It's definitely not scarf wearing weather at the moment!!! I love wearing scarves for warmth in cold weather and have a ton of them in different colours and styles; some knitted, some fabric. I definitely don't need any more.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Pillowcases for hospital...

No one wants to have to go to hospital, least of all kids and especially not at Christmas time.

To spread a little cheer to children spending time in a hospital over Christmas, Kristy, over at Hopeful Threads, is running Stockings of Cheer, the sew-along for the month of November.

Sunday 11 November 2012

Bits and pieces...

I've been wanting to have a go at drafting my own patterns for ages now. I'm happy doing so when it's a refashion for a children's garment, but have not had the confidence for a garment for myself. So, when Justine from Sew Country Chick announced her Pattern Making Draft Along, I thought this would be the perfect time to start. Here's what Justine has planned:

  • Week One: The basic A line skirt
  • Week Two: The basic knit t-shirt
  • Week Three: The basic button down shirt
  • Week Four: The basic dress
  • Week Five and Six: Basic trousers
The trousers and shirts are the ones that particularly interest me. 

Saturday 10 November 2012

Threading Your Way ~ Features

This week's features...

An awesome sewing case and tutorial added to the Purses, Clutches and Pouches link party. I could have done with this case at a class I attended this week. It would definitely have kept everything contained and easy to find.

Sewing Case Tutorial by Juliet, from Tartankiwi

Christmas outfit...

Here's a sneak peak of the first Christmas outfit I've sewn for this year. I have to say, I'm thrilled with how it turned out. If you'd like to see the whole outfit, head on over to the Sew Can She blog, She Sews!

... Pam

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Email etiquette...

More and more I find I am receiving emails from bloggers who host link parties. The vast majority do the correct thing and include a paragraph asking us to let them know if we don't want to receive the email. I don't mind receiving the emails at all, but do appreciate the fact that the sender acknowledges I mightn't want to receive them.

I do, however, object to receiving bulk emails, where my email address is visible to all. Again, most bloggers do the correct thing, but increasingly, I am receiving bulk emails with my email address in the To or Cc fields, where it can be seen by every recipient (often over 100) .

Saturday 3 November 2012