Culottes, one of the most trendy styles of the 50’s and 60’s, are back! Culottes are flared pants or shorts that can often look like a skirt or a dress when you’re wearing them. I have been trying to help you build a warm-weather wardrobe that is both easy and … Continue reading →
About a year ago I began to see a disturbing trend on the streets. Some of the young ladies were walking around in what to me resembled pajamas. Now, I think when it comes to clothing, I am pretty opened minded. If I see anyone at the 7/11 buying milk wearing … Continue reading →
A crushed velvet dress is all the rage this fall. This style usually means dressing in layers. Stockings, light coats, long vests, short dresses worn as tops –the possibilities are endless. The short dress for autumn is an essential piece of clothing that can take us from morning to night time. It … Continue reading →
For most men I know, nothing beats a sunny warm morning, a cup of coffee, and some good reading material by the porch, balcony, or in the back yard –but hanging out there cool enough without scaring the neighbors sometimes can be a little challenging. I’ve got two men living … Continue reading →
Here’s a fun and practical sewing project –a folded shopping bag– that you can make with Batik fabric. Frankly, you could do this project with almost any colorful fabric (or even not-so-colorful..) but I love how it looks with beautiful Batik. I don’t know if this is happening in your … Continue reading →
This Valentine’s Day, we have something special for you –something sweet or something racy– with a free sexy dress pattern and tutorial. This dress comes with a warning! Be careful. You may struggle to keep your lover’s hands off you when wearing this.. This is an intermediate-level project. It will … Continue reading →
Here are three ways to make an easy tassel. Tassels have been made and used for centuries from the times of ancient Rome until today as ornaments, embellishments, and decorations. They were often viewed as symbols of power and prestige. Today, they mainly just make things like our handbags and curtain … Continue reading →
Printing using fabric stencils is one of the easiest ways to decorate a garment in need of a bit of excitement. To tell you the truth, the princess I “borrowed” for the photoshoot a couple of weeks ago for the Easy Princess Dress Pattern didn’t like the costume at first. Who … Continue reading →
I have been looking for the perfect shopping handbag. After a lot of research, I now realize there is no such thing. Unless you want to walk around with a safety deposit box as a handbag, there is not a completely secure handbag. However, there are certainly a lot of … Continue reading →
Dressing in layers with an easy cardigan was what was on people’s minds the day I took the survey on our Facebook chat group. With over 32,000 members, it’s sometimes hard to find a consensus, but this time, I happened to agree with what the group seemed to be saying. … Continue reading →
Making bag handles and using fabric scraps from your stash is the aim of this tutorial. To set the scene, it is 3 am and as usual I am working late or is it early? –I really don’t know anymore. I realize that I do not have enough fabric for … Continue reading →
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