Sewing Mishaps and Discoveries

My sewing experiences as I learn to sew.

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Here you can find my blog about my experiences in sewing. You can also view items I have made and purchase one of my creations. Hope you enjoy your visit!

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Recent Blog Posts

Hand Embroidery

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Hand embroidery take a lot of time! I am just over 50% done embroidering my daughter’s Anna costume and I have been working on it every second I have free. So far 70 hours have gone into making this costume. Here are some pictures of my progress.

Anna Fabric


I have bought all the fabric I need for the Anna costume except one. I haven’t been able to find the darker pink fabric for the cloak. Here is what I am using: Anna Under Shirt Comfy Double Napped Flannel Aqua This soft double napped (brushed on both sides) flannel is perfect for apparel, quilting, … Continue reading

The Wedding Dress


My youngest sister is getting married next summer! And she has asked me to make her wedding dress! Making a wedding dress is going to be a lot of work, especially since I plan on making my own pattern, but I think I am up for it. I just hope my sewing machine is up … Continue reading

Embroidering Anna Costume

I have never done embroidery before. I have done cross-stitch but never embroidery. So now I have to learn. So I am taking a hand-embroidery class at Craftsy: Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery, by Jessica Marquez. I have been learning a lot from it. As for the embroidery designs, the design that comes with … Continue reading

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