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    Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to my first blog! I am so excited to be able to write about my sewing adventures ( alongside occasional misadventures) and share some sewing patterns and fabrics along the way. My name is Cortney Swayne. I have been sewing since December 2017, when my husband surprised me with a sewing machine for Christmas. From the size and shape of the box, I was certain I was getting a large kitchen mixing appliance (which I didn’t really want) so when I found a beautiful Janome inside, I started to cry. Haha! He was gifting me a creative outlet and a rest in the middle of raising our…

  • Early Fall 2019 Stack,  Seasonal Stacks

    Early Fall 2019 Stack

    We have had a lot of unseasonable rain and stormy weather so far this summer, but I don’t let the current temperatures influence my projects too much. I try to use the calendar dates to make my sewing plans. Ah, sewing plans…..My favorite! So, do I stick to a plan or do I allow for creative inspiration to strike? Well, Both! To avoid overwhelm or lack of focus, I plan a mini-capsule of 4-5 garments every 1-2 months. I don’t have hard and fast rules about the numbers or timeline or even specific garment categories, this is just the pace that works for me . It allows room for those…