Category Archives: GARMENT SEWING WITH JANOME

GARMENT SEWING WITH JALIE PATTERNS AND JANOME

I was fortunate to visit Quebec City a few months ago and we made an appointment to visit the Jalie office and warehouse. To say I was impressed is a little bit of an understatement! The name Jalie is a … Continue reading

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Still time for summer sewing

The days may be getting shorter and sunsets coming earlier, but there’s still time to get in some summer sewing. While we’ve had a few “cooler” days this week where I live in Winnipeg (we are talking daily highs in … Continue reading

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Show & Tell: Tween Party Dress

If you have ever raised a daughter, I’m sure you will agree (commiserate, empathize, understand lol) how difficult it is to find a party dress that they like, doesn’t make them look older than they are, and is comfy. One … Continue reading

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Part #2 of Shirt-Making Details

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a men’s casual dress shirt I sewed here on janomelife. I shared some tips and showed some of the Janome presser feet and accessories I used which helped make the process easier, … Continue reading

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Part #1 of Shirt-Making Details

There’s many reasons why we sew, but for me, one of the strongest reasons is that I’ve seen fabric I just HAD to have. Sound familiar? I know I’m not alone! lol! Fabric often inspires much of my sewing and … Continue reading

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Jalie Chambray Tunic

I have a confession to make……..I have never sewn a button down dress shirt before. Don’t be too shocked though, I’m sure there’s lots of things that you haven’t sewn yet. When I received the 3130 Button Down Shirt Pattern … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Nursing Sweater with Zippers

I am mother to a beautiful 8.5 month old son named Cillian. To me, one of the greatest joys of motherhood is being able to breastfeed and watch him grow. One of the worst is not being able to find … Continue reading

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Glad you asked that: How do I make my garments look more professional; more unique?

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Pattern review and Garment sewing excitement: Blackwood Cardi

Yes….I know….some people think we are barking mad for getting excited about sewing. But I know that you know we are not barking mad …….and what’s more, we have new clothes to wear together with that wonderfully good feeling that … Continue reading

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Handmade Wardrobe

One of the things I want to be more intentional about this year is in developing a wardrobe that is useful, functional and that is my own personal style! I have too many clothes I don’t wear so I’ve been … Continue reading

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