You’ve heard me moan on and on before about my early fitting issues with commercial patterns. Some All of those early issues were my own fault – in many cases, I simply didn’t know how to pick my correct size from the pattern or I used the wrong fabrics. If … 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 →
I made some shorts last year, quite some time ago now, from a commercial pattern. A Simplicity I think it was. Not to speak ill of the large pattern companies, but well, they clearly assumed I knew how to sew a fly front zipper and that therefore they barely needed … Continue reading →
This is my perfect jeans blouse, made in silk crape, elastic sleeves, slit collar, and hi-low hem. It is an elegant yet casual blouse that can be worn under a jacket. It can be the perfect blouse for work or dinner; worn on its own, or it could be the … Continue reading →
Halloween is just around the corner and this year I’m determined to scare the living daylights out of my neighbor’s kids (all in good fun, of course..). For this, I’m definitely going to need a Halloween witch hat pattern. I haven’t really participated much in Halloween since my kids stopped trick or … Continue reading →
So many people spend hundreds of dollars on a good sewing machine, use it for a few months and then they give up, and put it back in the box in the basement where it remains for years –untouched. Somewhere in their sewing journey, many aspiring sewers become afraid or demotivated … Continue reading →
We’ve been looking at sewing tools recently and asking if you can get better sewing results, save time in the sewing room or just have more fun if you spend more money, or if the budget versions of your favorite tools are “good enough”. Covered so far: Sewing machines … Continue reading →
Hats have been around for a long time and they are very useful to us –as well as a great fashion accessory. They can be used both in hot or cold weather since there are hats made for the summer season and there are also hats for spring as well … Continue reading →
It was clear from my recent sewing survey that although there are a lot of experienced sewists that visit this site – many of you are new to sewing, just starting out, looking to improve, or even don’t sew yet but want to learn. So here is my list of … Continue reading →
This is the Boho-chic little black dress pattern to make a great casual look for Fridays. This dress is easy to make and even easier to wear. Notice the gathered sleeves, the invisible zipper, and two tiers of ruffles, so you do not spend hours and hours gathering fabric. And … Continue reading →
This is the placket pattern & tutorial. A placket is a detail often used in tailored shirts and blouses. This is one of the skills that will raise your sewing to the next level. But first, let’s make sure everyone knows what we’re talking about. According to Wikipedia: A placket (also spelled placquet) … Continue reading →
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