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Category Archives: Tutorials

Make Your Own Vera Aveline

posted on 04/23/2014, by

How Do You Know You’re A Seamstress?

posted on 09/12/2013, by

When someone asked for a measuring tape and I pulled 3 out of my purse, along with a curved and straight ruler, I knew I was exposed – I was obviously an addict. Not an addict of cigarettes or booze, but sewing! Hey, there are worse things in life, right? How do you know you’re  Continue Reading »

Review: Amy Alan’s Beginner Serging Class

posted on 08/29/2013, by

I hesitated to enroll in an online class, sewing or nonsewing related. It wasn’t because I doubted the virtual system, it was more because I am a creature of habit (aren’t we all?) and didn’t want to change the way I learned. When the iPad first came out, I was an early adopter along with  Continue Reading »

How to Make A Pattern Petite: Part 3

posted on 08/28/2013, by

Back today is Betsy from Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Patterns, a company that caters to petite and petite plus size sewers who are looking for modern alternatives for a younger demographic. In part 1 of her series, Betsy spoke about the two theories of making a “regular” pattern into a petite pattern and today, she’s  Continue Reading »













      Did you hear that I'm teaching an online bra making class? In 1 hour, I walk you through constructing a bra from start to finish, and I'll cover choosing a bra pattern, finding your size, tracing and cutting tips and construction. Click HERE to sign up now! If you can't attend the class, I will be teaching it in person this winter here in Philadelphia; EMAIL ME to be put on the waiting list.

       

      MORGAN joined the matchy matchy club and made a coordinating set. A little linen ensemble, it's a surefire victory.

       

      Have you heard? SARAI and the ladies and Colette Patterns are dedicating the entire month to hems. Called SEPT-HEM-BER, they will cover how to make sure a hem is even, everything you need to know about stabilizing hems, several options to finish the raw edge of your hem, how to stitch a hem by hand, how to sew basic turned hem by machines (and a few different options for doing it), how to sew a machine rolled hem, how to sew a faced or shaped hem, how to sew a baby hem and how to sew a mitered corner. Whoa! That's a lot!

       

      The newest pattern on the indie sewing market is one by the lovely ladies of BY HAND LONDON. The Holly jumpsuit is an extremely versatile silhouette that flatters almost every shape.

       

      NOVITA inspired me 2 and a 1/2 years ago to get into bra making and she's done it again by constructing a sports bra. Not just any sports bra, but a hot pink sports bra.

       

      Totally loving KATE'S blouse back tee.