How to make a bell sleeve top, a pattern transformation made easy

bell sleeve top

The focus of this tutorial is to teach you how to transform an existing pattern to adapt it to the bell sleeve top design.  It’s time to use the patterns you already have and learn how to alter them to come up with different outfits. This tutorial works best if … Continue reading

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

Transformable Easy Cardigan: Dressing in Layers

easy cardigan

Dressing in layers with an easy cardigan was what was on people’s minds the day I took the survey on our Facebook chat group.  With over 32,000 members, it’s sometimes hard to find a consensus, but this time, I happened to agree with what the group seemed to be saying. … Continue reading

Sustainable Sewing: How Your Hobby Saves the Planet

sustainable sewing

What’s Sustainable Sewing? The whole idea behind “sustainability” in general and sustainable sewing in specific is that of leaving a minimal impact on the planet.  This idea incorporates issues like carbon footprint, waste creation and disposal, and labor practices.  Nowadays, producers and designers are always under public scrutiny, and those who … Continue reading

The Long Romper Pattern For Mid Season Dressing In Style

long romper

This is the new long romper pattern. I think it’s the perfect combination of comfort and convenience –a must have in any wardrobe.  The number one request I get is for more comfortable, easy going, and good-looking clothes.  A few people have suggested to me that the Salina Easy Romper would be … Continue reading