Category Archives: Pinterest


Hi Everyone!  Some of my recent posts have prompted messages from you about how I come up with some of the ideas for things I’ve shared here on my blog.  For example, the Cut, Twist, Sew, Repeat….Maxi!! skirt and most recently, My Version of the “Marin” … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Books, contests, Cosplay, Hero's of Cosplay, inspiration, Library, Pinterest, Possiblilities, Sew-along, Strikes My Fancy, television | 8 Comments

Picture Tutorial: Decorative Stitching Holiday Project!!

Hi Everyone!!  In my New Video Series on Learning to Sew featuring the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, I showed how to use your machines Decorative Stitches:  Making the Most of Decorative Stitches Video Part 4 and how to use your machines … Continue reading

Posted in Decorative stitches, DIY Christmas Stocking, Letter stitching, Pattern Review, personalized, picture tutorial, Pinterest, Singer 9970, Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, Strikes My Fancy, Youtube video | 6 Comments

New Adventure: Two Birds ~ One Stone….

    Hi Everyone!!  Great News!  I came across an opportunity that I thought would be fun to share with all of you.  As I work my way through this year, it has been a personal goal of mine to try … Continue reading

Posted in A Challenging Sew, Chanel Jacket, Classic French Jacket, Craftsy, Creative Fringe, fabric, Haute Couture, Pinterest, Sew-along, Strikes My Fancy, Susan Khalje, Thewallinna, trim | 6 Comments

Picture Tutorial: Drafting a Flared Skirt!!

Hi Everyone!!  It’s been a while since I’ve shared a Picture Tutorial.  I’ve been very busy with the pattern fitting series but I thought I would show you how to draft a simple skirt using your own body measurements.  Now I know what … Continue reading

Posted in body measurements, easy DIY skirt, elastic, flared skirt, metallic knit, Pattern Review, picture tutorial, Pinterest, Skirt tutorial | 6 Comments

Exciting News to Share!!

Hi Everyone!!  I have some wonderful news to share!!  As some of you know I recently started my own pattern fitting series, “My Approach to Successful Pattern Fitting”.  I’ve been writing and  producing this project on my own for the past … Continue reading

Posted in American Sewing Guild, Everything Sewing, exciting news, free pattern fitting series, measuring, My approach to successful pattern fitting, Pattern Fitting Series, Pattern Review, Pinterest, Strikes My Fancy | 4 Comments

Pattern Fitting Series: Q & A’s

Hi Everyone!!  I’ve received many emails with great questions about Parts 1 and 2 in my Pattern Fitting Series.  I thought I would take the time to answer them all here in a post before Part 3 next week.  It makes … Continue reading

Posted in body measurements, ease, fitting, measurements, Pattern Fitting Series, Pinterest, questions and answers, Strikes My Fancy, tape measures | 4 Comments