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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Quick Note


Just dropping in to leave a quick note. Only about 25 mins. max of work left on the coat. Problem is that while the temperatures had been on the rise to the tune of nearly 80 degrees and way too warm over the weekend...they have not dipped down into the 20s. WTH is going on. I'm finishing it up for sure later today but who knows when it'll be warm enough to wear it and get pictures!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lost Some of My Momentum but...

It's been a while. I lost some of my momentum while making the McCalls 5525 trench coat. Not having the buttons created an obstacle that was such a downer and then I lost the last page of the pattern instructions! Now I'm back on track with thanks mostly to Lynn of You sew, girl. She is such a sweet and thoughtful person and an excellent sewist. If I had a younger, sassy and beautiful sister...it would be her. She found the buttons for me and I can't thank her enough. I hope to finish the coat by the end of the week. Here is where it now stands. I just sewed the lining and facing on and it hasn't been pressed. Don't judge me!


My funk didn't stop me from sewing for my Barbies. Their wardrobe is increasing by leaps and bounds with no look of slowing up on the horizon!






Friday, March 28, 2014

Can You Help Me?


I desperately need your help. I have my heart set on using these buttons on my McCall's 5525 coat and wouldn't you know that I only have five of them I need one more. I've gone to both of my local JoAnn stores and they don't have any more. Could you check your stash or if you visit Joann's this weekend check the store? The button is 1 1/8". I so want to use these buttons. Please help me.