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 →
Sewing curves successfully is a matter of patience and skill. Joining rounded shapes with accuracy will allow you to end up with an elegant and attractive curve. No matter what material you are using, this easy tutorial will help you sew any size of rounded shape. Some examples include; curves … Continue reading →
(Author’s note 2021: late summer..this time of year always makes me think of Italy. The sun-baked fields, vineyards, and orchards and the clear blue skies of Tuscany. And, of course, of Florence –so I wanted to bring this article from a couple of years ago to the top of your … Continue reading →
Sewing is considered both a skill and an art and just like the other artists, we all have our own distinct style or sewing personality, if you will. You see, it’s just like in the art world where Pablo Picasso is different from Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo is certainly … Continue reading →
Shirred waist wide leg pants for a casual-chic elegant look that will take you throughout the year in a comfortable nature-loving style. Take it from me, I have been wearing this design for years and have made these pants in black, beige, and pinstripe fabrics. At first look these pants … Continue reading →
I’m lucky or unlucky depending on what way you look at it. My local fabric store only has about a dozen bolts of quilting cotton, and many of those feature vegetables, so I’m never tempted to buy too much. That means compared to many, I have quite a modest stash … Continue reading →
When Jenny from Seemingly Smitten invited me to sew her Julia Top I admit I was a bit unsure. I think I might be stuck in a fashion time-warp and have always worn lower necklines and more fitted clothes – such a hussy! At least I gave up the 80’s … Continue reading →
The Hong Kong finish is my favorite way to finish a seam. I discovered it when I was 13 years old on a garment my grandmother wore…a corset. My sewing machine could only do a straight stitch and an ugly zigzag. So I took to using the Hong Kong finish … 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 →
After my recent attempt at quilting and all the adventures, failures, and very steep learning curve that went into making a baby quilt, I decided for my next expectant friend, a different approach was in order. Pinterest to the rescue for inspiration and I came across this tutorial for a … Continue reading →
This is something you may not come across very often, but it’s good to know for the first time that you are called up on to sew a slanted seam. It might be when you are piecing strips for making bias tape or just in a pattern that has diagonal … Continue reading →
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