Crushed Velvet Dress – An Easy Project For Your Fall Wardrobe

crushed velvet dress

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

Mens Pajama Shorts with Pockets – Father’s Day Idea

Mens Pajama Shorts

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

Folded Shopping Bag FREE Pattern. Never without a bag when you need one!

folded shopping bag

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

Are You Ready for Valentine’s Day? Here’s a Free Sexy Dress Pattern

valentines day dress

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

Three Ways to Make an Easy Tassel

easy tassle

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

Adding Bling with Fabric Stencils, Sew-On Jewels, and Sequins

fabric stencils

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

Protect Your Privacy With An RFID Shielded Handbag: The Pattern Is FREE!

RFID shielded handbag

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

Transformable Easy Cardigan: Dressing in Layers

easy cardigan

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