Category Archives: GARMENT SEWING WITH JANOME

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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Sewing with knits

What’s that saying about when you are afraid of something, just dive right in? I feel that way about sewing with knits. For a long time, I avoided it. Or I’d do a project here and there and put my … Continue reading

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A New ‘Twist’ On Buttonholes

Buttonholes !?! Hopefully the title, and the pun, didn’t put you off. For those not used to garment sewing, the word “buttonhole” can invoke fear, bewilderment, and a look as if one has just bitten into a lemon. They’ve always … Continue reading

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SUMMER DRESSES FOR LITTLE “PRINCESSES”

Our summer Look Book: CROSS CANADA PICNIC shows 2 adorable little girls in various poses and wearing 2 pretty little dresses.  I admit, I am rather biased as these little girls are very close to my heart: they are my … Continue reading

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WARM, CUDDLY FLANNEL PJ’S……. JUST WHAT WE NEED TO SEW AS THE WEATHER GETS COLD

In various parts of Canada, the snow falls gently… Brrrr… the weather has turned cold and nothing is nicer than to relax by a toasty, warm fire dressed in flannel pajamas. Since we learn something every day, here is the … Continue reading

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SUMMER GARMENT SEWING

I know we have talked about sewing out on the patio in the sunshine…….yes, well that sounds lovely but anyone who has tried to read their iBook at the pool or on the beach will know that LCD screens don’t … Continue reading

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