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About Jill

I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!

Friday Giveaway! Hand Embroidered Haven

Hope you are having a fantastic Friday. Today we have a giveaway mentioned in the August/September issue of Sew News. This fun book, Hand Embroidered Haven is filled with fun and easy projects that take no time in completing. To … Continue reading

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Learn To Fit Pants & Expand Your Well Made Wardrobe

Sewing pants that fit is a struggle that countless sewists encounter. Many simply don’t even sew pants because of the fit issues and being unsure how to fit pants properly. If you’re one of the many don’t feel bad, help … Continue reading

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Now’s Your Chance To Learn To Copy RTW Garments For Yourself!

Copying Patterns From Ready To Wear You know your favorite dress in your closet that you wish you had in 5 other colors or fabric? Or that skirt that fits you so perfectly, you’d love to replicate? If you have … Continue reading

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Dixie DIY Shorts! -Finishing Details

By now, I’m sure you’ve realized that not only are the Dixie DIY Movies In The Park Shorts a super cute pattern, they’re a lot of fun to make as well! If you are finishing up your shorts, we thought … Continue reading

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Me Made Monday: Finished Simplicity 1104- A Review

For the past three weeks I have been telling you how I go about starting a new project. First with a fitting muslin and then by refining the fit and then the actual dress! Here it is, Simplicity 1104 in … Continue reading

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Reading Wrinkles To Determine Fit – Simplicity 1104 Continues

Good morning! I am still working on Simplicity 1104. I have made up my muslin and wanted to show you how I look at the wrinkles and determine where I need to address fit issues. I am on my way … Continue reading

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Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)

Every year I think of all the things I want to sew for my friends and family and give as gifts. Then December comes around and I look at all the things I have zero time to sew for family … Continue reading

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How I Start A New Sewing Project: Making A Muslin for Me Made Monday

For people new to sewing, you might be wondering how you should start a garment sewing project. Everyone, as they become more experienced have their favorite ways of doing things. This is generally how I start a new project, with … Continue reading

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Dixie DIY Shorts Week 3 – Binding & Facings

Thanks for joining in the Dixie DIY shorts sew along. This sew along went fast, and we hope you enjoyed making the shorts. I would really like to see these made up in a light weight wool for fall. Currently, … Continue reading

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Dixie DIY Shorts Sew Along Week 2

Pants are easy to make, easy to make, but can be a bear to fit. Shorts are nothing more than short pants, so fitting issues can be just as much of a problem with shorts as they are with pants. … Continue reading

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