Custom Dressmaking

Custom Dressmaking

In a previous post I kind of did an overview of my sewing experience but I wanted to give a little bit more detail so let me tell you a bit more of my story. When I was young I was very interested in sewing. I remember a doll I made from fabric scraps when I was maybe...
Rolled Hem Tips

Rolled Hem Tips

I love a good rolled hem. It’s tiny and cute. It’s great to use on finer fabrics like silk, satin and cotton lawn. I have 3 different rolled hem feet for my sewing machine. They are for 2, 4, and 6 millimeter hems. I use the most narrow one for the finest...
Scraps

Scraps

Today I just have a question. I have been sewing a lot. Which means I have a LOT of fabric scraps. What do you do with them all? Of course the ones that are at least 1/4 of a yard I put back on the shelf but all the other little bits. Tell me what you...
Zipper Installation

Zipper Installation

When I took a sewing class in high school there were no zippers. And it’s funny that even though my mom sewed for other people my whole life I never paid attention to her zipper installation. When I went to Pennsylvania in January I asked her to walk me through...
Night and Day Dress of the Month

Night and Day Dress of the Month

I made a big plan for this year for my own wardrobe. I am going to make a version of the Night and Day Dress from Charm Patterns designed by Gretchen Hirsch. The pattern has the opportunity to make 72 different dresses by combining the different sleeve, bodice, collar...

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