Author Archives: trinagallop

Denim shirt make-over

Shackets (a shirt which can also be worn as a jacket) and overshirts are coming back this fall; another 90s trend that we are apparently circling back to – as I date myself! lol! I found the perfect way to … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidered Luggage Tags

I’m taking my first trip on a plane in two and a half years at the end of this month! I’m both excited and a bit nervous. Something that is helping me get over the latter is prepping my travel … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing

When I’m not sewing for my dogs or my daughter, I do get in the occasional sewing project for myself. I’ve long been searching for the perfect dress pattern for my capsule wardrobe and I’m excited to share that this … Continue reading

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Dog days of summer

I’m just going to put this out there right from the start. If you aren’t a dog person, and perhaps even if you are… this project – to keep your dog cool during the summer heat – may seen a … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing

I hope I don’t jinx it but it feels like we missed spring and went straight from winter into summer here in Manitoba. My sewing definitely switches gears throughout the seasons and the recent warm weather has me thinking about … Continue reading

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Cone of shame alternative

My oldest basset had major surgery recently. I’ll spare you all the details but it was pretty traumatic for both him and I. Thankfully he is home now so we can focus on healing. Part of the surgery required some … Continue reading

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Dresses for all occasions

I’ve been on a bit of a dress making roll lately. Dresses for every occasion! I’ve been using this pattern for dresses for a long time. I started by making this dress for my nieces when they were babies (they … Continue reading

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Quick mini-tote project

There’s something about the New Year that makes me want to organize. I’ve been going through my sewing room and identifying fabric that I need to use up. I’ve also been making quick tote bags to use as project organizers. … Continue reading

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Sewing motivation or motivational sewing?

You might not know it from following me on social media, but I’m a runner. It took me 12 half marathons to finally call myself a real runner, but with my next goal looming on the horizon, I think I … Continue reading

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Sewing for the Holidays

It’s been a busy December for many reasons. This month always has my Janome Skyline S9 seeing a flurry of activity. I am definitely someone who works to deadline, and Christmas and the holidays is always a hard and fast … Continue reading

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