The free sewing pattern for January is the Sew A So Simple Shrug – try saying that quickly! It’s a bit of a tongue-twister. But honestly, that’s the most difficult part right there. The free shrug pattern looks pretty funky when you look at the pattern. It’s just one piece … 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 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 →
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 →
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 late summer Linen V-Top pattern is my free and easy pattern for this weekend. Last week I shared with you my fabric hunting trip in Rome. So I thought I’d begin to use the fabric before it becomes just another memory in my stash of fabric (plus, the sooner … Continue reading →
I know that this camisole top pattern will bring a smile to your face because it’s one of the most versatile patterns out there. All you need to do is change the type of fabric and you can make numerous tops; from comfy pajamas all the way to a … 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 →
This long sleeved, simple boat top can be made in only one hour –assuming you have a fully functioning sewing machine. The top is comfortable to wear and very functional. It can be worn in a wide variety of settings and complements all kinds of different looks. I was a … Continue reading →
This is a tunic that is so easy to make that you will want to make many in different colors. This pattern would make a good project for those looking for their first garment. The only slightly tricky part is applying bias tape to the v-neck which is why we’ve created a … Continue reading →
I’m calling this peplum summer top – Capri, I’ll explain the name in a little while. It is one of my key projects for this summer. Why? Because it’s very easy to make and, above all, a must-have part of your wardrobe if you are above your ideal weight, like … Continue reading →
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