A small hooded poncho with kangaroo pockets and a hood? Why? Well even though it’s summer down here in South America it can get cold! Right now I’m on a farm in the middle of Chile, in a region called the “Cold Coast”, during the day it can get chilly, … Continue reading →
Do You Know What You’re Wearing for Valentines Day Yet? If, like me, you’re still not sure what you’re wearing for Valentines Day, here are some ideas for you. I recently checked out my closet for ideas of what I could wear this Valentine’s Day and I didn’t like what … Continue reading →
Want To Sew A Fairy Costume? Today we’ve put together some fun-looking fairy costumes for you to sew for a little one. The fairy costume is a favorite, particularly for the coming spring time, and is pretty easy to make (depending on the project you choose of course). Why Do … Continue reading →
I’m not a big fan of “un-sewing”. Perhaps I do it more than most because I often design my own patterns so along the way there is a lot of testing, experimenting, and altering things as they are developed. That often means that a seam needs to be unpicked. I’m … Continue reading →
Are There Tough Times Ahead? I’m no economist or professional analyst of any kind, but I think I feel what most people feel when it comes to the direction the world’s economies are going. Whether it is a recession, or depression, or something different, I think that the next few … Continue reading →
Sweatpants have been a mainstay of casual and streetwear fashion for decades. Originally they were exclusively used by athletes for their warmth, comfort, and mobility, but now are used across society from the casual gym-goer to the professional who works from home. The history of sweatpants is not long, but … Continue reading →
Arghhh. I’m not the biggest fan of seam ripping anyway, but knit fabrics drive me crazy sometimes. Because of the way I sew, with designing my own patterns and projects, I usually end up “un-sewing” a lot of my seams as I make changes to designs as I work. That’s … Continue reading →
One of the things I feel like I’ve struggled with the most is concentration. I think this is a very common thing in this day and age, with so many distractions and obligations pulling us every which way. Sewing is not a hobby that tolerates poor concentration, as there is … Continue reading →
France is a country rich in history and full of a unique culture. From the bustling streets of Paris to the picturesque villages of Brittany, each region of France has its own unique customs and traditions. One of the most fascinating aspects of French culture is the traditional clothing worn … Continue reading →
Sewing has existed for as long as people have made their own clothes. However, the sewing pattern is a relatively recent invention, dating back to the 18th century. Understanding the history of something is crucial to have mastery over it, and the same holds true for sewing patterns. Knowing the … Continue reading →
Other articles have been written about mistakes to avoid when cutting fabric and I hope that helped you in avoiding them. Keep in mind though, that there are still a lot of challenges you will be facing as you continue to enhance your sewing skills. That being said, here is … Continue reading →
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