This is the pillowcase party dress, a perfect project for those learning how to sew, yet still elegant enough to show off your new skills in a very flattering way. The other day I read a comment on the SSE chat group, I had asked what you’d all like to … 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 →
I have a new, easy pleated skirt pattern to share with you that will help streamline your figure and look great. This A-line shaped skirt style is so easy to sew that you’ll want to make a few skirts and they should last you for many years. Warning: This is a … 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 →
Hi, I’m Ula from Lulu & Celeste. I like to share the projects, mainly sewing related, that I make for and with my two little girls over on my blog. When I’m not blogging or sewing I’m usually chasing the littles around the yard. Today I’m sharing a tutorial for … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
This is the secretary blouse pattern, an effortless and elegant weekend project. It’s a simple design with a long history, but I won’t go over it on this occasion. I am having one of the worst cases of flu I have ever had, so I need to make this tutorial … 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 →
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 →
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 →
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