Episode 186

This week, I announce the prize winners for the #embroidermore stitch along.  There’s a new project on the needles, plans for a reversible dress, an overload of holiday coziness, plus–filled and stuffed recipes to underscore the feeling of abundance and surprise.


I stitched and glued together these adorable gnomes using indigochickengal’s tutorial.  These are easy and fun to make — and you already have the supplies on hand, I’m sure.


I’ve sewn an improvised version of the Endless Summer Tunic that Sarah Hunt developed for knit fabric.  The pattern pieces are sewn together by machine. I was able to achieve a beautiful seam using the overedge foot and a stretch stitch on my Janome Sewist.

On the advice of Alabama Chanin, I applied 1 1/4″ tape to the arm and neck openings using embroidery — in this case the feather stitch. It is time-consuming, but very therapeutic stitching and finishes the knit fabric beautifully.


Here’s a very unsatisfactory photo of a new project in progress, Deschain, a sweater design by Leila Raabe. I plan to sew the Metamorphic Dress, designed by Sew Liberated, to pair with this sweater.

2 thoughts on “Episode 186”

  1. Thank you for linking to my gnome ornament tutorial. I’m happy you enjoyed the project. I’m also pleased to have found a new podcast to listen to here. Your voice is sweet and soothing to listen to.
    Merry Christmas!

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