Category Archives: Upcycle

Maya’s Quilt

I made this quilt as a gift for my oldest granddaughter and gave it to her on her 19th birthday. My daughter, pieced this simple rail fence top together when she was in high school, but never finished it. It … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Quilt

You could say patriotic or you could say red, white, and blue with a few apples and tomatoes tossed in. This was the fabric I chose from the donated fabric given to our local quilting club. The purpose and intention of the fabric … Continue reading

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Pea Coat Nouveau

Fabric: Navy Blue Wool and silky turquoise lining Pattern: Vogue 8884 View B Year: Classic (this design dates back to the 1700’s) Notions: Gold metallic buttons with a blue center Accessories: Hand crocheted scarf (made by me) Time to complete: a few weeks First … Continue reading

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All Sewn Up in 2015

Just some of the highlights of 2015! I pledged not to buy RTW clothes and made all of my own. I posted my makes to The Monthly Stitch, Kolabora, and Sewist as well as to my blog at Zibergirl.com. I … Continue reading

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Holiday Coat Made in 2012

This is my go-to holiday coat! I wore it today 12-2015 and still got tons of compliments! I didn’t wear the silly hat, or fancy shoes. 🙂 This is how we used to set up our weekly blog posts for … Continue reading

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So Long, Marianne!

I love this cute knit dress designed by Christine Haynes. The Marianne has a 60’s vibe and can be made up easily in a variety of knits and styles.   The one I’m wearing is a practice muslin that I made to  check … Continue reading

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Classic and Casual Carolyn Pajamas

Update: I was eliminated in round four. 😦 One of these talented ladies: Leah, Shannon, or Teresa, will win the grand prize during round 5. Here’s my entry for Round Four of the Super Online Sewing Match II: The Carolyn Pajamas … Continue reading

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Cuna Caravan Tote and Pouch

Here’s my entry for Round Three of the Super Online Sewing Match II: The Caravan Tote and Pouch. Kudos to Sew Mama Sew for coming up with another project that allows us to give it our personal touch. I’m thoroughly enjoying competing with such … Continue reading

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Fun in a Field of Dandelions Dress

Here’s my entry for the Indie Pattern Month Contest for Dresses. I hope everyone is having fun sewing up all their entries for the contests this month. I know I am! Pattern? Why did you choose it? I used Lekala Sewing … Continue reading

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The Dress Contest; and Prizes Announced

Hello Sewing friends, Are you ready? Have you picked out your Indie Dress Pattern? The first contest starts June 1st and all you have to do is make a dress using and Indie Pattern. If you are not in to sewing for … Continue reading

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