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A novice looking for tips, tricks & inspiration!

I'm Kate, an American in Paris, a working mom, parent to two and novice sewist. I've come back to sewing after 22 years (the last time I used a sewing machine was in junior high home economics) and I'm having a great time relearning old skills and acquiring new ones. I don't really have sewing friends in "real life" or time to take a class, so I'm so grateful for all the online sewing resources and groups out there.

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TV character challenge

Between the school holidays here, Easter, two rounds of out of town guests, other commitments and my full-time day job, I have gotten really behind on the challenges. But the TV one came up as I was working on making something from my first pattern ever - Simplicity 2599. My mom helped me and it was great! We had lots of fun, I'm pleased with the final results and the top looks - I like to think - like something Ellen Parsons on Damages would wear. (Even if I am twice her size, LOL.)

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 3:23pm

Advice needed!

My mom's visiting for a week & offering expert help with one pattern. Simplicity 2211 B (a Lisette skirt) or Simplicity 2599 D (a top, ubiquitous in the blogosphere right now) ... ? I'm leaning towards the latter as I'm terrified of darts and have never done any… Continue

Posted on April 16, 2011 at 2:42am — 3 Comments

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At 6:08pm on March 31, 2011, Judy Roberson said…
Hi, Welcome to sew weekly.. Happy sewing. Judy
At 9:46am on April 5, 2011, charlotte powell- brooks said…
hi, glad to see you haere on sew weekly. There is so much to see and do! Enjoy

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