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At 8:23am on March 19, 2011, Judy Roberson said…

Hi Cathe,

 welcome to sew weekly..Hope you have as much fun as we are having.Happy Sewing. Judy

At 11:17am on March 19, 2011, Judy Roberson said…

Hi Carthe,

  It is addicting, isn't it?  I love seeing all the cute things people make..It is so inspiring.I just can't wait for the next weeks callenges to come up..[I think if I spent more time sewing, instead of  visiting "sew weekly", I 'd have tons of stuff sewed,ha.

  I am so thankful, I found this sight. It was by accident. Mena is so  talented. And she has the best ideas.. Happy Sewing.

At 4:22pm on March 19, 2011, Judy Roberson said…

Hi Cathe,

  You are so right.. Sewing  is so addictive and it dominates your thoughts... I have been sewing for 25 yrs [now Im telling you , Im  an old woman,ha]. I sewed for my daughter all the time..  and I worked as Respiratory therepist at the hospital.. So, I do understand your frustration of  "no time".. I was in the same boat.. I too, would schedule my time off to sew.. Just love it.

  I love finding the fabrics and patterns on sale.. and a bargain thrills me. Everywhere I go, I hunt fabric stores. Cant help it..

  I was so proud to find Sew weekly... no one around me sews..none of my friends..And I love having someone to talk to ,that enjoys the same thing.. and knows the passion we have for it..

   I am just now getting into sewing for me..I have sewed for my daughter and grandaughters alot..and decided, I wanted to sew "for me".. sure, they hate it.ha

   I also love meeting people from all over the world..and seeing there different fun..

  Proud to meet you.. I added you to my friends list.. Happy Sewing.Judy

At 10:59pm on April 26, 2011, Debbie said…

Hi Cathe


Thanks for the lovely comments about my Cheat's Dress.  I actually started this dress in October last year, and finished it in January as part of my New Year's resolution to do more sewing (before I found the Sew Weekly challenge).  It is Vogue V8469, it went together very well, and one that I will probably use again.


Have a great week.



At 5:25am on May 5, 2011, Amanda said…

Hi Cathe,

As we have similar measurements, I just wanted to ask how you've gone with Colette patterns? Have you ever made any of their dresses, or just their separates? I bought a dress pattern without looking at the sizing and found that my measurements are spread over quite a few sizes and have no idea how to make it work for me. Also, do you use vintage patterns? I've recently discovered 1940s pattern sizing - their standards are 34" bust, 28" waist, 37" hip. I don't have to grade them like I do for 50s patterns so I love it! I love your sewing and your blog by the way!

At 5:19am on May 11, 2011, Amanda said…

Hi Cathe, 

Definitely let me know how you get on with the Colette dresses - I took one look at the size chart, one look at the construction of the dress and didn't even unfold the pattern pieces. I'm pretty certain I couldn't figure out the grading required! I will be buying some of their separates though - yay for the Australian dollar right now! I love all your outfits - the construction is always so flawless and your details incredible.

At 11:13am on May 13, 2011, charlotte tilley said…
Thanks Cathe, I don't know if the dress is exactly right but it fits (which was a big worry!), it has taken me ages! Wish you could be with us tomorrow - maybe next time!
At 9:19pm on May 13, 2011, Amanda said…

I know what you mean with pattern adjustments. I think I've got a handle on how to grade vintage patterns that fit my bust size and I just have to expand the waist/hip measurement. Leaving the waist/hip measurement untouched and shrinking the bust measurement however, completely different story (I'm a 1950s size 16 but have to shrink the bust 3"). I made about 8-9 muslins for one bodice and have given up for now!


Which Colette dress patterns did you buy? I bought the Chantilly which, given the construction details, I think will be far out of my scope to grade and fit (being both a size 0 and a size 6). Oh well, live and learn! I'm still tempted by the Rooibos, even though I know I could probably never get it to fit me!

At 12:35pm on May 14, 2011, Meg said…
Thanks for the comment, Cathe! You can find pattern info for the blazer here:
At 12:04pm on May 15, 2011, margueritedesigns said…
Hi Cathe, I'll get together an explanation of how I did the striped skirt this week.
At 12:24pm on May 23, 2011, margueritedesigns said…
Hi again Cathe, just started the explanation of how to do a chevron skirt on my blog at  Was a bit tied up uploading UK meet photos last week!  Anyway, better late than never!
At 8:29pm on June 14, 2011, Sertyan said…
Thank you for the lovely welcome note and adding me as a friend!
At 8:45am on June 18, 2011, Janene Spencer said…
Hi Cathe. Thank you for adding me as a friend. I've just been looking at your wonderful creations... and beautiful photos. I'm going back for more!
At 12:38am on July 24, 2011, Trish Blair said…

Hi Cathe,

I love how encouraging you are to everyone here,

Hope you are having a good week and sewing.  ( I am about to paint a wall, so no sewing yet today!).




At 10:03am on July 24, 2011, Cathe said…
Hi Trish,

I'm so inspired by everyone, they certainly keep me going!

I need to do some painting too, as far as "we" have gotten is to pull paint chips! It's always a challenge between me and my husband to agree on a color.

It has been a sewing weekend. I picked fabric that is way out of my ability, Rayon that is very sqwiggly. I'm hoping I can finish this project then go back to something less frustrating!


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