Hi friends! I’m finally back with another alterations tutorial for you! This one is about replacing a zipper in a pair of jeans. You can use this on your favorite RTW pair or a well worn handmade pair. This technique is so great for extending the life of your favorite garments.Click here if you would like to continue reading
I’ve been wanting to share more alterations tutorials with y’all! I’m doing them so often in the studio theres no reason I cant just top and press record. This one is about taking in jeans from the center back seam.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!
Aaaaahhhh yes… the dreaded FBA! Today for the Chelsea Party Dress sewalong we will be covering how to do a full bust adjustment on a garment with a princess seam. More specifically how it applies to the Chelsea Party Dress! However, you will find this tutorial helpful on any garment with a princess seam.
I want to start making an effort to video and share some tailoring & alterations tutorials with y’all. I figured I’m doing this stuff all the time for clients anyway, might as well turn it into some great and helpful content for the blog! This one is a big one that can seem quite scary, so when I had to do it for a client recently I made sure to video the process to talk you through it.Click here if you would like to continue reading
I get asked a lot about how I take my photos and what I use for a backdrop. It always amuses me because my set up is quite rudimentary, but with some careful photoshop magic, I’m able to make it look like my photos are taken in a professional setting.Click here if you would like to continue reading
Most often when I see a fabric I immediately know what it is meant to become. This was absolutely the case with the polka dot rayon I used for my birthday dress, and the striped rayon Jackie gave me for our Share Your Fabric Stash challenge. But every now and then a fabric comes along that stumps me. Whether it’s because the fabric is too amazing that I’m intimidated by it, or perhaps I have idea overwhelm and the one thats just right isn’t jumping out at me.
With this amazing rayon print I recently got in collaboration with Workroom Social’s new fabric collection Bantam by Kelli Ward of True Bias I think it was the former. I mean, how great is this wacky mustard-based print!? The name of the print is actually WILD!! I just have to do it justice.
Today I’m taking you behind the scenes of how I plan out a project when I’m not 100% sure what a certain fabric should become. I hope you find it helpful & inspiring as this process never lets me down.