From the perspectives of your co-hosts Rochelle and I, Fall for Cotton was a smashing sew-along success! We had a blast hosting, and it was truly thrilling seeing dozens and dozens of amazing projects completed. Thanks to everyone who participated for making it such a great sew-along! And today Rochelle has something fantastic to share with you. You know you've been waiting for it: the Fall for Cotton final projects ... Read more »
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Fall for Cotton giveaway winners
Wow, we had so many entries on the Fall for Cotton giveaway prizes for sew-along participants! And between Rochelle's two giveaways and my two giveaways, we have four lucky randomly-selected winners! Winner of Lucky Lucille prize pack #1: Jeanette from Lazy Seamstress Winner of Lucky Lucille prize pack #2: Sophie from Wild Child Sophie Winner of By Gum, By Golly prize #1 (That Clever Clementine ... Read more »
Fall for Cotton prize giveaways: 4 chances to win!
Hello sew-alongers! Fall for Cotton has been a great experience for so many of us. Rochelle and I have been happy to help, wrangle, and hopefully inspire you along the way! It's been an honor and pleasure being one of your co-hosts for this great sew-along challenge, and I couldn't have had a better co-host than Rochelle! ♥ Ready for prizes?? Today's our special giveaway day for Fall for Cotton participants. If you ... Read more »
My finished Fall for Cotton blouse
My Fall for Cotton project is complete! I wasn't able to accomplish as much as I planned, but I do have a nice new blouse. I sewed McCall 4854, a blouse pattern from 1942. As you may recall from my project plans, I used a vintage cotton fabric in my stash, along with red vintage buttons, and I sewed the buttonholes by hand with vintage red buttonhole twist. The buttonholes are probably my favorite ... Read more »
Fall for Cotton wraps up tomorrow!
Hey everyone! Just a quick little reminder that the Fall for Cotton sew-along is wrapping up tomorrow! Um, can you believe it's already the end of September? How did that happen? I'll be sharing my final blouse tomorrow. I put the finishing touches on it last week, including the buttonholes you saw in my tutorial post, as well as finally hemming it. A funny aside: I actually had a momentary panic that I'd ... Read more »
Making buttonholes by hand
We're in the home stretch of the Fall for Cotton sew-along (can you believe it?), and you might be thinking about little final touches. So let's talk about making buttonholes by hand, shall we? When you use older vintage sewing patterns, you may find that you just skip over the part about how to make buttonholes, since nowadays we're all so used to doing them on our sewing machines most of the time. Many of the ... Read more »