The Placket Pattern & Tutorial – For The Tailored Shirt Look

placket tutorial

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

Turtleneck Top Pattern – For The Cold Winter Ahead

turtleneck top pattern

This is the turtleneck top pattern.  It will make one of the most simple, but versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Dressing in layers is the key to staying comfortable in the winter months and as a bonus, helps you save some money on heating.  Placing your thermostat to 17C (62F) … Continue reading

Brief Encounter Dress – FREE Easy Dress Pattern

easy dress pattern

I’m delighted to offer you another free and easy dress pattern this month.  I’ve been really enjoying wearing some cute dresses both during the day and in the evening.  All too soon the temperature will drop below 80 as winter approaches and I’ll need my fleece and joggers (only kidding…) … Continue reading

Short Sleeve Mid Length Kimono Pattern – A Transformation Made Easy…

This weekend we’ll be making a short sleeve mid length kimono pattern using the Linen V-top pattern I shared with you recently.  This is not the first kimono top I have shared with you. On the previous one, the top actually crosses over and you can tie the top in … Continue reading

Fit and Flare Dress – free pattern

fit and flare dress pattern

I have another free dress pattern for you this month.  I managed to pick up a couple of nice ponte knits in my local fabric store – shock – and wanted to use them right away so I drafted this simple fit and flare dress pattern. It’s got a scooped … Continue reading

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