As many of you know, I’ve been spending this year on a fabric buying ban as part of my The Year of Slow Sewing project. Now that I am about halfway through, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve learned and how I want to continue this slow sewing mindset beyond 2019.Click here if you would like to continue reading
These two fairly large pillowcases have been sitting in my stash for ages. I always thought I could turn them into some cute PJ’s. The Lakesides were the perfect fit!Click here if you would like to continue reading
Today I’m sharing a little video of my process in transforming this denim maternity dress for Michele of the Restyling Exchange. Can’t wait to show you what I did with it!Click here if you would like to continue reading
Gathering is one of those sewing techniques that can be done in multiple ways and every sewist has their favorite. Today I’m going to show you the most traditional way of gathering, which also happens to be the technique I use most frequently (I’m a traditionalist I guess!)
Under stitching is a simple and useful technique in the sewing practice. If you have ever attached a facing or bias tape, you most likely have under stitched before. This technique keeps whatever is going on on the inside of the garment from peeking out to the outside. It gives everything a clean and professional finish.
Inserting pockets can be a little intimidating if you’ve never done it before. In a lot of ways its seems like sewing magic! Knowing how to insert an inseam pocket is the first step to becoming a pocket-priate… soon you’ll be throwing pockets on everything that crosses your sewing machine!
Now for the day you’ve all been waiting for! I know super deep V cut dresses are not for everyone. So today I’ll be making the Chelsea Party Dress a little more accessible for folks on any spectrum of the chest coverage scale by sharing how you can hack your dress to add a little more modesty up front!