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...
Will Washing Hurt it?

Will Washing Hurt it?

It’s funny that this is a question I get asked no matter what kind of textiles I’m working with. Not usually in those words but people are often worried about how best to wash their clothing or other fabrics they have in their home so let’s talk...
Project of the Year

Project of the Year

Last year I watched a fabulous sewer named Leanne Barlow make a gown each month. She designed and draped and sewed them all. She bought accessories and gorgeous shoes to go with all of them. You can check it all out on her blog and follow her on Instagram if you love...
DressMaker

DressMaker

I come from a long line of textile people. In the most recent past both my mother’s mother and my mom were dressmakers. My grandmother worked in a dress factory until she retires. My mom made custom formal gowns and bridal as long as I can remember. She also...

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