I have been traveling recently, so this is a short and sweet tutorial on how to make a cool and practical faux fur scarf to fight off the winter cold. This scarf will not only keep you warm this winter, but it will also be a stylish and trendy addition … Continue reading →
I am back in Paris, one of the places in the world I feel at home, and yes, this was once home when I was so poorly paid and blissfully happy. It is a dichotomy, to be sure, but I am well aware of how blessed I have been to … Continue reading →
Lace was once reserved for only the nobility. It was expensive and scarce. Fortunately, we live in an age of affordable lace fabrics with wide availability and tremendous variety. Here is an introduction to lovely lace fabrics. Lace Fabrics Bridal shops and fabric stores use special terms to describe the … Continue reading →
All sewing enthusiasts can agree, it’s very difficult to decide when to change or replace your old sewing machine. Imagine using that same sewing machine for decades, and all the memories that attach to it. What if you inherited the machine from your Mom or even your Grandma? Wouldn’t that make … Continue reading →
Elizabeth – The lucky blouse for your classic wardrobe; believe me, this is true, it brings good luck to all who wear it. This classic blouse pattern is sure to become a permanent feature of your wardrobe, so stick it out to the end! This classic blouse pattern is a … Continue reading →
For thousands of years, silk has been one of the most iconic and defining symbols of wealth. From Japan to France silk has been the chosen textile of royalty and the elite alike. The history of silk is a long one, with evidence of complex weaving being freshly discovered in … Continue reading →
For Me, Buying A Sewing Machine Is A Big Decision I know it is the same for most of us. If I buy well, hopefully, the new machine will be a lifelong investment and even something I can give to my daughter eventually. However, I also know that if I … Continue reading →
Getting rid of clothing may be hard to do when the garment is fairly new or it’s an article of clothing you really like. Sometimes it takes time and luck to find clothing that looks fantastic on you and fits well so you may really want to avoid throwing it … Continue reading →
Today I’ll be sharing with you the curvy girl’s perfect jeans blouse. What makes it perfect, you might ask? Well, I recently got to put it to the test, making it only in a matter of hours before hopping on a flight to Europe. That trip, which I only just … Continue reading →
Fewer textiles have a longer and more intimate relationship with European, Semitic, and near-east peoples than the humble woolen garment. Wool was the preferred outerwear for literally thousands of years, featuring in the pre-Abrahamic histories, the ancient Greeks and Romans, the kingdoms of the middle ages, the renaissance period, all … Continue reading →
One of the best ways to use leftover fabric pieces and fabric scraps is to cut them into small squares. From there, you have a variety of options for utilizing the fabric. Because of their uniform, geometric shape, fabric squares can be used to make a quilt, skirt, tablecloth, or … Continue reading →
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