Some of my sewing so far.

This year has been off to a much slower start than I had planned. (That’s what I get for thinking that I could actually plan anything. LOL) I got sick on New Years Eve and that hung around for just over 3 weeks. Then my computer died. I somehow managed to backup my files to an external drive just days before my system failed so I have been able to recover all my files and my photos. Now I am learning a new operating system and newer versions of some software. Sometimes I feel that I am just too old to do this any more but, then I look around and realize that I have to if I don’t want to be left in the dust — at least any more than I already am.

But, I have been sewing. And I have been teaching sewing. Tonight is the last night of my Couples Date Night Pajama Bottom class at the store. It has been so much fun and I have many photos that I took while making the sample for the class. I will post the whole tutorial at a later date.

Today I wish to show the latest Blank Canvas Tee that I have made. I absolutely love this version.


I made some changes to the shoulder as *sigh* my shoulders are rounding. This also helped with issues that I was having with the neckline. And making these successful alterations has boosted my confidence to try a different neckline in my next top. Yay! I Love it. I used a black knit with a cashmere finish. It is very comfy and warm.


It’s my favorite shirt right now. I did not get any photos of me wearing it yet as the dreary winter sky has not been very appealing for photographing. At least in my opinion.

I have also made an art smock for my grand daughter’s birthday and a shirt for my husband. I am staying busy and I love being able to sew for my family.

And on the topic of weather. We are on the upside of Winter as we are more than halfway through the Winter Solstice. We are turning towards the Spring Equinox. The days are getting slowly longer. The Spring birds have begun their migration from their warmer seasonal homes to our south. I have heard them singing for the past week or so and I saw a flock of robins scrounging for food yesterday while I was on my walk. I am already digging out lighter weighted fabrics and perusing patterns for ideas of garments to add to my Spring/Summer wardrobe (actually the shirt that I made my husband is short sleeved in a Hawaiian print). Now is the time to begin that wardrobe. Have you started your new seasonal wardrobe? What colors do you plan to include? Orchid? I love the color, don’t you?

About robynsewsthisandthat

I sew. I knit. I craft. I have too many desired projects and not enough time to create. I am mom to 8 and grandma to 7 wonderful gifts. I am married to my best friend. I created this blog to track my projects and to inspire others. We all learn by sharing knowledge.
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