Spring is arriving fast and I have great plans of garden ideas. The small rock garden and the massive rock area in front is first on my project list.

Until then the Sewing Studio is being pared down. Call it therapy! A reminder I still have the $1 /$2 bins plus excess sewing notions and machine accessories for sale. Just call and drop by or……join in one of my sewing get-together’s.

Machine Embroidery will be held Friday March 27 in my studio. Pot luck lunch once more. 

Serging  April 8th and Shirt making will begin after Easter.

There is a great group of local sewing friends who meet once a month to share ideas. Next meeting of the Sewers Forum is Wednesday March 25. If you are interested in more information please contact me.

This week I am sewing Cecelia Podolak’s Classic pant pattern with great success. Spending time to fit a muslin first really helps and today I should complete them and be on to a second pair that will be lined. Pictures soon/ I promise.

Since the ongoing fabric stash clean out is still on, I am posting picture of Butterick 5564 a cute top serged using a lovely print from Darrell Thomas fabrics. I had a small piece left which I hated to throw out so I matched it with a solid black knit and made a second top drafted from an old ‘hate to part with’ T shirt.

B 5564 It was perfect for my

yoga workout and felt so ‘Springy’ knit top binding

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March Thaw

Gorgeous day today as the icicles finally melted and the sun is shining with longer days ahead. Serging is happening in the Studio this Wednesday March 11 @ 10amBring a lunch and we can serge all day.. Some people have requested one on one lessons or bring a friend days. I have open days to schedule for anyone who wishes to have me coach their sewing projects.

Posting some pictures of the Free Standing Embroidery Butterflies, and my revamped Boiled wool coat completed.

revamped boiled wool coat free standing

And a final post of my Yoga/Gym accessories. My gym is right off my sewing studio ( no excuse right), where I try to work out 2 -3 times a week. The pillows and cushioned seat match the Yukon Sky BM painted walls making the perfect space for meditating.  Oooommmm…..yoga gym

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March Trends

Welcome March ,

Inching our way to warmer weather in Canada!

Or is that centimetres ?

Machine Embroidery group was such fun we will do it again Friday March 27 along with a pot luck lunch. Sewers are so Social and sharing. Talk revolved around design downloads and various software programs. We all do such different things and everyone has their own way of storing and cataloguing designs for Machine Embroidery. It is a nice sense of accomplishment to share and learn from others who have the same love of sewing. Please know that anyone is welcome to join in.


According to the Fashion Experts – Black Velvet is making a comeback as a wardrobe mainstay and I just happen to have a small piece. I am thinking about appliqué design or embroidered velvet. Sleeveless coats (alias ; long vests ) are showing up on several fashion famous movie people. Worn over big sweaters and tight jeans, I personally like this look as a good transition into Spring.

As we look forward to Spring, I am back sewing up Tailored shirts and dresses this March.

Serger Social takes place next Wednesday March 11  10am . Bring ideas and we can share our show and tell items.


I see the sun…… and beginning to feel the warm breezes

Jo-Anne.    jc@creativestyling.com