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February 2018

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Toaster Sweater from Sew House 7

February 19, 2018

So now that the sewing palace is complete, the first project after all that DIY remodeling was something quick and easy. Something easy to clean up because I wanna keep it showroom pretty for awhile. lol.

So for my first post-renovation project I made Sew House Seven’s “Toaster Sweater”. This is a beginner sewing pattern and can be completed in a day. It’s my first Sew House Seven pattern and I try to support independent pattern makers…but they tend to be a bit pricier in comparison than the big 4, but they offer an alternative. This pattern in particular is $19 which is a stretch when you can buy a McCall’s or Simplicity pattern for $1.99 on sale at JoAnn’s. I did a YouTube pattern “unboxing” in case you want to see just what you get for $19. The pattern paper is the traditional thin brown pattern paper, but the instructions are printed on a sturdy booklet. The pattern is in the generic sizing of XS – XXL akin to clothing and I made the XS because I have a small frame with a narrow back. Continue Reading

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My sewing room…finally!

February 11, 2018

So about 13 months later…my sewing palace is finally done! Yes, that’s an exceptionally long time for a DIY remodel, but between life, a new job, school, I just plain dragged my heels. To go that long without my space to create was torture because sewing is both hobby and therapy. A much needed creative respite. So I finally got cracking.

The location of my area has not changed. It has always been in the basement adjacent to my husband in-home office. He moved his office space to the recently vacated playroom, still in the basement, we had built for the kids. Now that they’re all grown and gone, we’re reclaiming parts of our house. Continue Reading