Category Archives: Adventures in Sewing

Adventures in Sewing: iPad mini Sleeve

My iPad mini arrived on Friday, all shiny and gleaming and futuristic.  But as with all electronic devices, I needed a case and scratch protection and and some kind of cute contraption to carry it around in and I needed … Continue reading

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The Sturm und Drung of the Star Trek Skant, or No, Really, I Can Make ANYTHING

So, the Star Trek skant. It is finished. I did wear it. I made one for my good friend Rori, and she wore hers.  We even endured about a million comments about how we were wearing the wrong color from … Continue reading

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Adventures in Sewing: Star Trek Skant Mock Up

I’m a bit of a geek. By which I mean I am a fully-fledged, card-carrying, Star Trek watching geek.  Ask me anything about Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Doctor Who, and I’ve probably got the right answer for … Continue reading

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Adventures in Sewing: Mum’s Mother’s Day Apron

I’m not going to go into a lot of detail about how I made the apron – I basically followed the pattern and advice from my instructor – but I learned some interesting new skills. 1. Making straps: Making straps … Continue reading

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The Somewhat-but-Mostly-Inaccurate Roman stola: An Update.

So, the somewhat-but-mostly-inaccurate Roman stola: I have sewed the sides together and added buttons on the sleeves. Hemmed the bottom. And ta-da! A more or less complete somewhat-but-mostly-inaccurate Roman stola. I may add embellishments in the future, such as the … Continue reading

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Adventures in Sewing: Look, Ma, I can sew!

So, I’m learning to sew. It’s one of those things I have always wanted to learn to do, like horseback riding and cooking rice without adding an extra cup of water.  In the seventh grade, I took Home Ec – … Continue reading

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