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My Blog Has Moved!

     Instead of blogging here on the Sew Weekly Sewing Circle,  I will continue to be posting from here forward on my own domain "home".  You can find me at . Please visit me at this address and I hope you enjoy my "new look" as much as I.     My new blog is user friendly, more personalized, and organized.  At the top menu page, my creations are now divided out by decades from the 20's to the 70's, with added categories…See More
Feb 18
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Feb 9
Kelly B. posted a blog post

Groovy, Girl! My Squiggle Striped 1970 Sweater Dress

     I have a weak spot for funky, fun, and bold prints.  Perhaps it's the inner wild child that wants to have more fun with my fashion than I ever had the nerve for in my younger years.   Another weak spot in my love for fabric goes to cozy, easy-care sweater knits.  (I've used a similar fabric for this project.)  This post is about a dress that combines those two happy "weak spots" in…See More
Jan 31
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A "Wonderful Whiz-Wrap Skirt" in Wintertime Plaid

     As a warm weather loving gal, I can't think of anything that helps me get through the cold like being covered in a warm and cozy blanket.  This new vintage make of mine is simply a wearable version of that same toasty idea with my bottom half wrapped up in a plush cover.  The year 1956 provides a chic and streamlined style for sporting coat weight wool as a skirt and fighting off the frigid temperatures - my kind of combo!…See More
Jan 26
Kelly B. posted a blog post

Silver Bells, Silver Brocade - It's Christmastime in the City

     Holiday parties, I'm ready for you!      Now that I have made myself the perfect go-to fancy event dress, I am all decked out in sparkle and silver and geared up for fun.  My dress is vintage to boot, with a very surprising, sexy but demure design.  I look all unadventurous and streamlined from the front, but there is a bit 'va-va-voom' from behind...just wait, read on and see.  It's the time of year for surprises! …See More
Jan 7
Kelly B. posted a blog post

Leaf Piling in Plaid

     Leaves can be the curse or the joy of the season of fall.  So also, plaid prints can be the bane or the delight of those who sew and work with fabric.  Either way, if you want to move on to other things, both have to dealt with at some point.  So why not enjoy leaves and plaid at the same time?     I chose a simple shaped year 1928 Past Patterns reprint to make an earth-toned plaid dress perfect for fall's transitional weather.  The straight lines and simple shaping of a late 20's dress…See More
Dec 27, 2014
Kelly B. posted a blog post

Wrapped in a Water Colored Dress

     Like a crystal which captures all the best of the colors of one's surroundings, my modern knit dress has a fabric which holds all the vibrant beauty of the hues for the season of Fall.  Smattering in easy, freehand strokes, the rich intensity of deep brown tones, notes of cranberry, with gratuitous colors of aqua and turquoise, fall in random placement like the dying leaves in my outdoor surroundings.  Maybe it's the painter in me, but I guess you can tell this water colored work of art…See More
Dec 19, 2014
Kelly B. posted a blog post

The Highs and Lows of Reaching One Hundred

     When I joined the online sewing circle of Sew Weekly in mid-year 2012, I didn't realize then that I was embarking on a tremendous challenge.  Sewing every week, pushing one's limit's, teaching one's self new skills by accomplishment, and becoming 99% independent of all "ready-to-wear" (RTW) garments has been a very informative move that changes one's outlook and knowledge in ways never expected.       Beginning my counting after my first blog posting, here it is exactly two years later…See More
Dec 12, 2014



This Week's Themed Challenge

This week, we're going to the unfinished projects pile for The Return of the UFO Upload your photo and tag it "UFO"

See the photos from this week's challenge


Upcoming Themes

  • October 15 UFO Challenge
  • October 22 Fall Palette
  • October 29 Halloween
  • November 5 Aprons


The Sew Weekly Reunion 2013 1 Reply

Hello all!We are having the Sew Weekly Reunion and would love it if you could join us.For more info, please check out …Continue

Started by Adey Lim in Sew Weekly Themed Sew-Alongs. Last reply by adriana Nov 14, 2013.

challenge copyright

Does anyone know if the challenges have some kind of copyright to them?  I wanted to put some up on another forum.  Have e-mailed Mena, but no reply so far. SarahContinue

Started by Sarah Day in Sew Weekly Themed Sew-Alongs Jun 11, 2013.

Pattern ideas, 1 yard of canvas weight fabric 4 Replies

I got a little carried away buying this fabric and now I don't know what to do with it! After shipping costs and customs charges it was really expensive but I think its super cute and too scared to commit to cutting something out.Originally brought…Continue

Started by Arnika knight in Resources and Such. Last reply by Kristine Fachet May 13, 2013.

London Sewing Meet up

Im running a sewing meet up April 20th. You are invited to join me and other 30 talented sewist for a day of sewing chatter and fabric shopping.Date: April 20, 2013.10:30 Met at V&A. I will be waiting for you at the museum grand entrance.…Continue

Started by Rachel Pinheiro in Meet & Greet Apr 9, 2013.



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