2020 in review

Top Nine Instagram posts for 2020

Top Nine Instagram posts for 2020

So there’s this “Top Nine” trend that happens at the end of every year on Instagram where folks check out the nine most popular (most likes, impressions, etc) posts they made over the year. It made me think of looking at what I’ve been up to the past year – beyond just what made the ‘Top Nine’ on Instagram.

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Specialty sewing feet

In a previous post I mentioned buying a multi-pack of specialty sewing feet from Debra Justice’s  Labours Of Love Heirloom Sewing Supplies.  This was her 8-pack of specialty sewing feet, and includes a Pintuck Foot, Teflon Foot, Roller Foot, Overcast Foot, Shirring Foot, Darning Foot, Button Foot and a Top Stitch Foot (with an adjustable guide).

Specialty sewing feet that I picked up at the Creative Stitches sewing show, fall 2013

Specialty sewing feet that I picked up at the Creative Stitches sewing show, fall 2013

Keep reading for a description of each of these.

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Re-fashion: band & logo shirts (part three)

Stam1na t-shirt re-fashion (iPhone photo)

Stam1na t-shirt re-fashion (iPhone photo)

I have even more t-shirt upcycle projects to share with you…

If you’re interested in making a boxy, unfitted t-shirt fit better, or maybe just make it a little more funky and interesting, and a little less ‘off-the-shelf’ I hope some of these ideas will give you some motivation to try some t-shirt surgery yourself! 😉

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A (twisted) Mad Hatter’s Hat – Complete

A Mad Hatter style hat for a costume party

A Mad Hatter style hat for a costume party

Ages ago I posted the construction details for a Mad Hatter style hat for an event – however I ended up getting sick right before the event, and never finished off the last few details of the rest of the costume – and ended up not attending the event.  Continue reading

Historical Sew Monthly 2020

Historical Sew Monthly 2018 logo. Click to visit the Dreamstress site.Well it’s already October – and only now am I thinking about the Historical Sew Monthly 2020 challenges. I used to LOVE working with the challenges, but in the couple of years… my life just hasn’t cooperated on multiple levels.

In fact… I don’t think  I even did (any? many?) of the 2019 challenges either. Even though I’ve still be sewing and making, I haven’t found the time to blog, research, photograph… the way that I used to.

Still I figured I’d record what I would have LIKED to do for each of these challenges – possibly to do in the future if I can play a little catch-up once my life cooperates with my desire to sew and craft.

I also LOVE that the 2020 theme that spans the entire year is Sustainability!

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