Monday, November 12, 2018

Virtual Sewing Classes


I am thrilled to say that my very 1st 
is under my belt!

Much thanks to the help of Lynee Urban of Story to Media and her sister!
I call them The Sister Team!   

Although we had some challenges and a few bloopers (some of them just may surface on social media later), we learned a lot while working through them and I'm very happy with the results! Of course we will take what we've learned as well as all feedback to improve future classes!

We are having SEW much fun! 



Lynee worked diligently to create my logo for the classes, she established a website, does countless hours of  filming and editing, creates intro and outro videos, responds to technical questions - mine and the students! And that's just some of the work she does!


Her sister, Marcey flies in to work with her on the filming and editing!
These two ladies are truly a powerful team!
My sewing space has become a filming studio!  
And I love it!


This is the finished garment for Course #1
It's a fit and flare ponte knit dress, which could also be shortened to a top or tunic.
Sewing with knits was just one of the techniques that I taught in this class!


And now we have begun filming Course #2! 


The 2nd course is a woven top that features bust darts, set-in sleeves and a cute keyhole opening in the back!



 I offer several tips and tricks as I'm working through each segment.
And I add at least one bonus video during each course.

My classes are for all levels of experience!  Course # 2 began on November 5, 2018.  
Yes! It's up on the website!

 Click here to register for the Membership Program or a Stand-alone Course!  
Hope to see you there!


Happy Endless Sewing!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

September Sew Photo Hop Instagram Challenge - Week Four

Sew! 

The Last Week!
 Week Four of the #Sew Photo Hop Instagram Challenge!

I really had SEW much fun with this challenge!


Day 22 - OOTD - Outfit Of The Day
This camo and lace top has become one of my casual favorites,
but I've also worn it with a maxi skirt and heels!


Day 23 - Fast Sewing
My Juki Serger is my go to for fast sewing!  She's a workhorse!


Day 24 - When I'm Sewing
I shut out the "noise" when I'm sewing with Pandora or an Audio Book!


Day 25 - Past Years
I made this dress after being self taught for 2 years.  
That collar!  LOL!!


Day 26 - Details/Close-Up
Print matching and a reversed invisible zipper! Yes there is an upside down zipper in there!


Day 27 - Other Hobbies
LOVE BOOKS!


Day 28 - Favorite Fabrics
Prints, texture, lace and did I say prints!
These pics are from my last visit to Vogue Fabrics!


Day 29 - Scrap Buster
My "Scrappy" Tops!


Day 30 - What's Next On My List?
Among other things - to complete my remaining 4 Make Nine Projects (yep, another challenge).😁 



That's it for the 2018 Sew Photo Hop!

I hope I didn't bore you with all the pics! I truly hope that I've inspired you!
I'd love to hear from you!

Happy Endless Sewing!





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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

September Sew Photo Hop Instagram Challenge - Week Three

Sew! 
Here goes photos from Week Three of the #Sew Photo Hop Instagram Challenge!


Day 15 - What Was I Thinking
This was originally a maxi dress - but I was just not happy with it covering my whole body...
so I cut it and made it a top instead!



Day 16 - Sewcial Friends I've Made
Reen, Rhonda, Angela, Sandy, Lisa, Molly, Caroline, and Michelle
Sewing and Embroidery brought us together!  
And I couldn't ask for a better group of friends! 💗💗


Day 17 - Fitting SOS
My Granddaughter loves plaid! Plaid matching was not the SOS. She has an athletic build from shot put, discus throwing and swimming - and did I mention that she is a Taekwondo Black Belt! 



Day 18 - Lounge Wear
My BFF, Sister and Daughter wearing matching caftans I made for Christmas several years ago!  I even made one for myself and embroidered our initials on them!


Day 19 - Knowledge Hub
I am constantly learning from:
Books, Online Classes, Hands-On Classes, FB Groups and Bloggers!


Day 20 - Seasonal
Working on a Long Bomber Jacket - perfect for fall weather!


Day 21 - TNT (Tried and True) Patterns
These are just a few of the patterns I've used multiple times! 
Of course they've all been hacked one way or another!




I know that many of my sew sisters participated in this challenge! 
I'd love to hear your thoughts about it!

Happy Endless Sewing!





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Thursday, October 4, 2018

September Sew Photo Hop Instagram Challenge - Week Two

Sew! Here I am with photos from Week Two of the #Sew Photo Hop Instagram Challenge!

Day Eight - Made Especially For...
In case you didn't know - I rarely say no to my Grands! 💗
She asked me to make her Prom Dress earlier this year, sent me pictures...and I did!


Day Nine - Light Bulb Moment
I realized I could add some artwork to the industrial looking wall behind my sewing table!
The designs are from my good friends at:
and 



Day Ten - Fresh Out of the Sewing Machine!
My Chiffon Duster! The last of my summer makes!


Day Eleven - Creative Process
My sewing room became my sewing and filming studio for my Online Sewing Classes!
Click Here to Register!
Many thanks to Lynee Urban of Operation Fix My Life


Day Twelve - Tips and Techniques
I love using my ham to press curves!



Day Thirteen - Game Changer
The day I moved from the corner of one room to a larger room!
Thanks to everyone who helped!


Day Fourteen -Wardrobe Essentials
Must.Have.Black! 😎
It makes it easy to pull an outfit together!

Did you participate in this challenge?
I'd love to hear your thoughts about it!

Happy Endless Sewing!




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Monday, October 1, 2018

September Sew Photo Hop Instagram Challenge - Week One

In celebration of National Sewing Month, I joined a group of avid sewists in a 30 day Instagram challenge!  Using the #SewPhotoHop hashtag, we posted photos each day based on the theme of the day!

It was fun, but also a challenge!  Especially since I committed to posting everyday - I had to put my thinking cap on for many of the days' themes!


I will be doing a blog post for each week of the challenge.
 Why didn't I think of blogging during the challenge?
I did!
But with all the work and excitement of starting my online sewing classes, it would have been a bit much!
So here goes the "delayed" 1st post!


Day One - Hello
We simply had to introduce ourselves.  I chose this pic, because it is one of my current favorite pics.


Day Two - Work in Progress
French seams and bias binding!


Day Three - All in One or Separates?
I love mixing and matching pieces - so definitely separates!


Day Four - Signature Style
If you haven't guessed by now, mine is bold colors and fun prints!


Day Five - Sewing Corner
I love my space! And nope...I did not clean it up for the photos!
It's where I work and how I work! 😍


Day Six - Seasonal Favorite
When I think of the word "seasonal", I think of textured fabrics and comfort food!


Day 7 - Texture and/or Color
I love both! The more texture, the better!  The brighter the color, the better!

I know that many of my sew sisters participated in this challenge! 
I'd love to hear your thoughts about it!

Happy Endless Sewing!





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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

My Online Sewing Classes

I and beyond excited to announce that my 1st Online Sewing Class launched
on 
Monday, September 24th!

I have wanted to teach online sewing classes for the past 2 1/2 years! But, I just could not figure out the logistics to get it done!

Well, little did I know that there was much more to it than just setting the camera at the right angles and editing! 



Enter Lynee Urban!
I was thrilled to learn that Lynee Urban from Operation Fix my Life is not only a Weight Loss and Fitness Coach, but that she is very multi-talented! She has a diverse background...among other areas of expertise, she is a bass guitarist, a photographer and and a video expert.

I partnered with her and the fun began!



She is also the behind the scenes tech guru for my class website!

Without the help of Lynee and her sister, these classes would not have been produced!




The response to my classes has been overwhelming and I am quite humbled and appreciative of all of the support from family, friends, sew sisters and followers!


I hope to bring great content with the lessons, tips and bonus videos continuously!

To register, click on the Online Classes link below!




Tuesday, September 11, 2018

My Sheer Duster - Last Make of the Summer!

Chiffon Border Print Duster

This was yet another fabric piece that was initially destined to be scarves, but once I got on the "duster and kimono route" I kept at it when I found this in my stash!  

It is a lovely chiffon border print.  If you didn't know already, I LOVE border prints.  
I have a pretty large stash of them! 

I really love this one - I think it's my favorite! It literally floats! Sew fun to wear!




I used the same self-drafted pattern that I used for the "Bright and Colorful Duster" that was posted a few weeks ago. Then I added side splits! Oh yes!

Check out those long side splits! Sew fun!



I've styled it several ways. Here it is with skinny jeans and heels.




The seams were done with French seams.


Of course I had to do some print matching - which I love doing! 💓






The edges were bound with 1/4" double folded bias binding.  It was the perfect binding weight - it allowed the duster to retain it's airiness!



Then I switched to cropped pants and heels!





Of course I couldn't leave out my yellow dress! LOL! 
I really love this bright yellow under this sheer fabric!



I also really like the look of it with my tent/swing/trapeze Pinterst Interest Winner dress!




It's not fall yet, right? 

We are expecting temperatures in the high 80s this weekend. 
So I'll wear it then -  and put it away until next spring! 

Have you started your Fall sewing?  I have one jacket started. I always seem to be sewing during each season vs. prior to each one. But there are no rules, right? LOL

My virtual sewing classes will begin on September 24, 2018!
Registration is still open! Class size is unlimited! 
Click here for more information and to register!

I welcome your comments and questions and invite you to visit often for sewing tips and tricks!

Happy Endless Sewing!

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Virtual Sewing Classes

I am thrilled to say that my very 1st  Online Sewing Class   is under my belt! Much thanks to the help of Lynee Urban of Story ...