Introducing the Necklace Tie Life Hack!

I recently came up with this idea for a Canada150 Innovation project. It’s a tie that you put on like a necklace, forever after, after tying your favourite tie in your favourite knot, as best as you can, for posterity!

Here’s what you do!

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In Middle Age, I Finally Got my First Bra… Sewn. :)

I finally got a chance to learn to sew a bra to add one more women’s garment I can sew in my quest to be able to design and sew some version of all the main garments in a woman’s wardrobe. This was from Beverly Johnson’s Sewing Bras: Construction and Fit class on Craftsy, using one of her bra kits on her Bra Makers Supply site. I had the luxury of having one of my sewing guild’s bra makers near me during a sewing retreat to ask questions, but I think I could have done it on my own. I had held off because of how hard some made made it seem to sew bras. It was probably for proper fit more than sewing techniques that those comments were about. That I can see but techniques, I’ve got some pretty basic skills, even if I’ve done a lot with them. I’m not advanced sewist to be able to do this bra with reasonable ease. Just pay attention to the details cause undoing most of anything is a pain! Lots of short stitches, lightning stitches and/or more than one stitch for strength and/or durability! Trust me, I learned this the hard way many times in doing this, but it was for lack of attention in group social sewing, rather than anything being too hard to understand.

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Me in my LINCOLN Vampire Hunting Jacket

I can’t believe it’s been 4.5 years since I made this jacket but it’s about time I got some decent pictures of me in it! I call it my vampire hunting jacket because it was made soon after the movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and it had lots of silver on it. It also has loops on the sides of my waist for silver sais, which I happen to have!

You can read more about the jacket in the original post in this link. Pics of me in it are below.

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