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 →
You know sometimes how you look about and everyone seems to be wearing the same thing, the same styles, the same colors? That’s especially true on a small island where there are only a few places you can buy clothes anyway, so it’s no wonder everyone has the same pieces. … Continue reading →
The most downloaded pattern from So Sew Easy is the Wrap Dress. It came second in the Craftsy best pattern award some years ago when Craftsy was still a thing and at the time of writing has been downloaded more than 100,000 times! If I had a dollar for each … Continue reading →
This elastic waist linen shorts project is something that has been requested by quite a few of you by email. I appreciate the kind request. Sometimes I forget that the majority of the readers of this blog are beginners. So sometimes I need to dial back my impulses and to … 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 →
This pattern is a reprint it was first published in 2014 . 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 … Continue reading →
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 the … Continue reading →
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 →
You asked – you got it. The next free pattern from So Sew Easy is an easy dress pattern for a great summer dress with option to shorten for a top. Made in just a few simple steps, I’ll hold your hand all the way with this one and show … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 10 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: Sewing an Invisible Hem Our skirt is nearly finished. For me, it’s been a marathon of not just sewing, but taking notes, taking photos and blogging too. My new skirt is already … Continue reading →
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