Color Block Skirt – Free Skirt Pattern

Free skirt pattern. Love this color block skirt with the fade away panels on the side that make me look instantly slimmer!

The free pattern for December is nice and simple – none of us have time for complicated sewing this time of year!  So here’s a simple free skirt pattern for a skirt with shaped seams front and back, flattering side panels and a nice comfy fit. Make this skirt all … Continue reading

Pattern Matching & Cutting Fabric – Sew A Skirt Series

How to match fabric designs along seams. Sew A Skirt Series of tutorials for beginners, from So Sew Easy.

Welcome to Episode 3 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subjects for today are:  Cutting your fabric and pattern matching. How to cut out your fabric Well let’s take a look at fabric. You might have bought something plain without a design like the navy skirt, … Continue reading

The Skirt Pattern, Ease & Seam Allowances – How to Sew A Skirt Series

Sew A Skirt series from So Sew Easy. All about laying out and cutting fabric, pattern matching and grain lines. Great beginners series.

Welcome to Episode 2 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subjects for today are:  Drafting your custom fit pattern, and all about ease and seam allowances. Drafting your custom fit skirt pattern I admit it – I’m a funny shape.  No hourglass figure for me – … Continue reading

How to Choose Fabric – How to Sew A Skirt Series

How to choose fabric - part of the Sew A Skirt series on So Sew Easy

Welcome to Episode 1 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subject for today is:  Overview, tools and equipment, and how to choose fabric. Overview Let’s have a look at the skirt we are going to make together.  It’s a simple skirt but flattering and versatile.  Can … Continue reading

Simple Summer Pleated Skirt FREE Pattern

pleated skirt pattern

I’ve had a couple of nice lightweight cotton fabrics in my stash since last summer, meaning to make myself a couple more skirts.  I’ve got quite a few patterns I’ve designed I could choose from now, but one of the skirts has a border print and I wanted to make … Continue reading

All About Zipper Feet – Sew A Skirt Series

Zipper feet explained - all about xipper feet and when you would use them. Part of the Sew A Skirt beginners tutorial series from So Sew Easy.

Welcome to Episode 6 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subject for today is:  All about Zipper Feet What do those Zipper Feet do? If you plan to sew any kind of woven garment you will usually need to include a closure of some sort to … Continue reading

The Racerback A-Line Dress – From Print To Finished Product

racerback a-line dress

This racerback A-line dress is called NINA and is the second project in a small line that I’m sharing with you.  My goal is to show you how to make beautiful garments with simple material all the way from the print to the finished product. Why is it called NINA?  … Continue reading

Reversible Skirt FREE Pattern: Let’s Call It Bali

reversible skirt

I’ve had so much fun working with Batik fabric since my recent trip to Indonesia.  This is another in the series of projects featuring Batik.  If you missed any of the prior articles, please have a look at The Ancient Art of Batik Printing for an introduction to Batik as well … Continue reading