Birthday Books

Posted on Fri 12 June 2015 in 10 Year Plan • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Books

I spent a birthday gift certificate on books. Couple of sailing guides, a book about knots, and the Chapman piloting and seamanship 67th edition.

Great stuff and looking forward to reading each one.

Sailing books
Sailing books

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Hawaiian Classics Shirt in Green

Posted on Sat 18 April 2015 in 10 Year Plan • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sewing

I found a really cool green and white stripped seersucker fabric and had to do something with it. So I made another shirt using the Hawaiian Classics pattern. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'm getting the hang of collars finally.

I also went back and fixed the …


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Hawaiian Classic Shirt #2

Posted on Sun 05 April 2015 in 10 Year Plan • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sewing

Time to start a new shirt. I purchased the Hawaiian Classics 220 shirt pattern from the Victoria Jones Collection. This is my first 'non-beginner' pattern. The instructions are great, and the construction is pretty straight forward. I did end up making several learning mistakes on the muslin, but the real …


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Learning To Sew

Posted on Sun 29 March 2015 in 10 Year Plan • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sewing

Part of the 10 year plan is learning some independence skills. For example, I want to be able to repair and create cushion covers and sail covers. This means learning some basic sewing skills and learning to work on a gear driven sewing machine.

Enter my beautiful Singer 15-91. What …


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