Category Archives: sewing

Quilting progress

I seem to be motoring through this Disappearing Nine-Patch I-Spy, as helpfully laid out over at Obsessively Stitching. I’m using fabric sent to me to by the other Wellesley alum who is quilting along with me, as well as some … Continue reading

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Quilting, version 2

Every year at Wellesley, I was one of the small group of students who stayed on campus over the winter break, having the chore/pleasure of cooking my own food in the dorm basement kitchens and finding ways to keep from … Continue reading

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Lanesplitter skirt

              At long last, I finally finished my Lanesplitter skirt. It didn’t take long to knit, as it’s done on pretty big needles using a rather thick yarn (I used the suggested Noro Kureyon). … Continue reading

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Quick reversible bag

A few months ago, my friend Alex mentioned wanting to learn how to knit. She’d learned once, as a child, from a relative but it had been a decidedly less than relaxing experience, and she’d forgotten how. I offered to … Continue reading

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McCall’s 3341 – A-line skirt

                              For my first non-bag/not-made-in-a-class sewing project, I picked McCall’s 3341, View C, a simple knee-length A-line skirt. At first I wanted to take a class … Continue reading

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Sewing Techniques class

Given that I’ve had my sewing machine for just over two months, I was really looking forward to my class on basic techniques at a quilting store in Orleans. My main interest in sewing is making clothes, but most classes … Continue reading

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Buttons in Montreal

Last Thursday I made a quick trip to Montreal, and in the middle of a flurry of activity I ended up searching out Rubans Boutons. My friend Mary was on the hunt for “little tiny buttons,” so after leaving Effiloché … Continue reading

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