Common Parts of Traditional German Dresses The most recognizable traditional German dress are known as Dirndls, and they are most commonly worn in southern Germany, Austria, and parts of Switzerland. The Dirndl typically consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt, and apron. The bodice of the Dirndl is often made … Continue reading →
Earlier we looked at making bias tape or bias binding (is there a difference?) The terms bias tape and bias binding are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle difference between the two. Both are quite useful and we use them in many of our projects. Bias tape refers … Continue reading →
This Unisex Pajama Pattern is part of a new storyboard that I will be sharing with you called “Feelings”. It’s made up of clothes that either match or improve your state-of-mind. With this pajama pattern, we will be focusing on comfort and warmth. This is Part 1 of the pajamas … Continue reading →
What Is An Art, And What Is A Craft? Like most debates, the essential part of the argument is in establishing and agreeing on definitions. It is worthless to argue one side or another if we have not agreed on the common definitions of the subjects of discussion. This is … Continue reading →
Choosing the right embroidery machine can be overwhelming for beginners. A good embroidery machine for beginners should be easy to use, versatile, come with built-in features to help beginners learn and improve their skills, and be durable and reliable. The machine should have intuitive controls, clear instructions, and be easy … Continue reading →
There are so many nice label shops out there, especially on Etsy. I’ve been wanting to get some custom sewing labels for myself for some time now, but for wanting so many different styles, it would cost me a fortune. Now that I know how to make them for next … Continue reading →
This bucket bag pattern is the ideal project for those of you who would like to experiment with different materials. A couple of weeks ago I showed you a round bag made with cord. This time I am using upholstery fabric which is a very short pile velour to see … Continue reading →
You know sometimes how you just assume that everyone knows the same things that you know. Just small little snippets of information picked up from random sources over time and just filed away? Often these can be bizarre facts about cats, random dates in history, or the funny middle names … Continue reading →
Role In The Fashion Design Process The fashion design process is a creative and iterative process that involves several steps. It starts with inspiration and research, and it ends with a finished garment that is ready for production. Clothing design templates are one tool that designers can use throughout the … Continue reading →
Making a simple tote bag is probably one of the best introductory sewing projects, but where do you go after that? How do you advance your sewing skills but still make a project that won’t overwhelm, or be too complicated? Well, I think that adding a lining to your bag … Continue reading →
This long sweater vest has no buttons or zippers, instead has a long binding, so it is easy to make. It has an A-line shape, so follow the lines of your body A couple of weeks ago, I shared a long sweater vest pattern in S-XL, which the readers of … Continue reading →
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