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Category: Ten Year Plan

  • Hawaiian Classics Shirt in Green

    Hawaiian Classics Shirt in Green

    I found a really cool green and white stripped seersucker fabric and had to dosomething with it. So I made another shirt using the Hawaiian Classics pattern. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I’m getting the hang ofcollars finally. I also went back and fixed the hems on the first Hawaiian shirt, and nowboth are…

  • Hawaiian Classic Shirt #2

    Hawaiian Classic Shirt #2

    Time to start a new shirt. I purchased the Hawaiian Classics 220 shirt pattern from the Victoria Jones Collection. This is my first ‘non-beginner’ pattern. The instructions are great, and the construction is pretty straightforward. I did end up making several learning mistakes on the muslin, but the real shirt is going great. That’s the whole point,…

  • Learning To Sew

    Learning To Sew

    Part of the ten year plan is learning some independence skills. For example, I want to be able to repair and create cushion covers and sail covers. This means learning some basic sewing skills and learning to work on a gear driven sewing machine. Enter my beautiful Singer 15-91. What a wonderful machine! I bought…

  • Clutter and The Ten Year Plan

    Clutter and The Ten Year Plan

    I have a lot of stuff. Not nearly as much as some, but still plenty. I’m not a hoarder, so don’t expect to see me on any reality TV shows anytime soon. During my last move, I took the opportunity to slim down how much stuff I cart around, and I have a pretty good…