Flying High! – Mastering Fly Fronts

The words fly fronts and intimidating are often used in the same sentence. Yes, fly fronts look complicated. There are lots of ways to sew them, and everyone has their preferred way (or no way, if you’ve never done one). I thought I’d share My Way with you, which I learned when I was a…

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The jeans waist expansion project

My waist measurement fluctuates wildly these days, growing by up to 10cm/4″ (ie 2 sizes). I don’t think I can conveniently blame the pandemic – I think it would have happened regardless. My tummy muscles are shot to pieces, post-partum and beyond, and I’m becoming a woman of a certain age. Those blog photos where…

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Free Pattern: Make a Hat

Free Pattern Make a Hat

Are you a hat person?  Have you ever sewn yourself a hat?  It’s been a while since I did a free pattern on this blog, but here is a hat pattern I hope you’ll like. This hat has an oval crown, with side seams on the crown’s side and brim.  It has a slightly deeper…

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