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.
This one has been up on youtube for a while and is already linked in your instruction book but I wanted to repost in hear in case you missed it.
We all have those settings on our sewing machine.. but some of us are just afraid to go there. Today I am going to walk you through applying button holes with your machine as well as how to mark the button placement on your Krissa Crop.
Bias binding is such a quick and satisfying way to clean finish neck and arm openings in garment sewing. For the Krissa Crop I use 1/4″ double fold bias tape.
Today I am sharing my technique for marking & sewing darts in garment sewing. This is a technique I learned while working in the fashion & garment industry in NYC that I find to be quite efficient and easy.
As a short person, I am often hemming my pants. Sometimes I will even leave a pair of jeans a little long because I like the way they look with a turned up cuff. This habit has taught me that exposing my ankle makes me look more polished and dare I say a bit taller? I also really love the look of the weight of a turned cuff rather than a simple hem.
Today I am going to be sharing my tutorial of how to get that clean cuffed look without showing your seam allowances. This is a permanent cuff method that will leave your pants cuffed at all times and keep you from having to constantly roll them up.
As a new sewist, zippers can be quite scary. But they don’t have to be! Invisible zippers can really add an element of professionalism to your project. They keep your garment closed but cannot be seen from the outside. Might sound tricky to instal, but hopefully this video will demystify it a bit for you.
In sewing garments there are several different ways to finish your seams on the inside. It is a true labor of love to make your handmade garments as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside. Plus a well finished seam will extend the life of your handmade garments.