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