This is the office hours blouse pattern — for when elegance, femininity, and sophistication call. This type of blouse has many variations but the same beginning. More on that in a later post where I will write about the history of this blouse design. The blouse has a pleat in … Continue reading →
At home, I have eight ugly, crackly, and wavy old-looking vinyl placemats that I keep using every day. Sadly, they have become an eyesore in my kitchen. However, as you all know, I hate throwing things away –so I thought I’d breathe new life into them. In this article, I … Continue reading →
As most of our readers would know, I’m not a fan of gyms as I explained in my post on creating A New Workout Wardrobe: My New Year Resolution. But I actually would love to own a sports bra that gives me not only support but comfort. I think this … Continue reading →
Do you have garments you’ve either made or bought that have facings? How do you like them? Some of mine seem to work well, others are too big, floppy, irritating, show through to the right side, or just keep getting in the way somehow. So how do you finish … Continue reading →
Do you own anything with a lettuce edge hem? Typically seen on little girls’ clothes, but often in women’s clothing too, on the hemline of casuals and maxi dresses. This curly-wurly hemline looks pretty and is practical too, adding no bulk to the hemline and no fabric is turned up … Continue reading →
This Valentine’s Day, we have something special for you –something sweet or something racy– with a free sexy dress pattern and tutorial. This dress comes with a warning! Be careful. You may struggle to keep your lover’s hands off you when wearing this.. This is an intermediate-level project. It will … Continue reading →
Following my earlier article on staystitching, Anne Bell left a message on the Facebook page to say she would like to learn more about Understitching. Me too Anne, so I’ve read lots of articles on the matter and carried out a few tests. I admit, sometimes when it came to … Continue reading →
Welcome to the first post in our Seasonal Sewing Series. I’ve already seen many of the projects that are coming your way over the next few weeks, and I’ve been amazed at the quality of both the projects and the tutorials. Puts my little project to shame! But at least … Continue reading →
This is a tutorial on how to refashion and transform a sweater into a cardigan. Just in case you got a sweater stashed away in the closet that’s been unused for many years or even decades. Or maybe someone close to you gave you one Christmas but you are not … Continue reading →
It’s Amy from Nap Time Crafters and Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop stopping in today. I love the holidays so I’m thrilled to be participating in this fun series. Today I have a tutorial and FREE pattern for Christmas stockings to share with you. I want these to last a long time … Continue reading →
This simple long sleeves t-shirt pattern will allow you to make tops that are great to wear over jeans, skirts, scrubs, wide-leg pants, and culottes. As well as an alternative to a pajama top. I realize that our new reality is making us spend a great deal of time at … Continue reading →
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