We all love options with our patterns. When we have options, we feel like we are getting our money’s worth but it can also be a wee bit overwhelming. With the new interactive dress designer, you won’t ever worry about which options will be your favorite. Now, you can try them ALL out for free! […]
These bows have been popping up all over the place! They are EVERYWHERE! The good news is that they’re super easy to sew. The bad news is that they’re not so easy to tie. In the video below, I’ll show you how to tie (and probably fail a few times) one of these cute little […]
A lot of people have asked if they can make Free Spirit without the back keyhole. The good news is that you can! The bad news (or maybe it’s also good news?) is that it requires a teeny tiny bit of pattern hacking. But it’s really simple, I promise! If all you want to do […]
Button front sundresses are all the rage right now! It seems like everyone has a pattern for them everywhere I look. It turns out that making a button front dress from Love Pattern #9 needs only ONE pattern modification. I always like to see if I can make a small modification to an existing pattern […]
To learn how to also make Lowrider button front, see the previous blog post here. Adding ruffles to any pattern is simple. You simply measure the length you want, multiply it by 1.5x and then gather and sew on top of your finished garment (after finishing the edges of course) but there is a cleaner […]
Did you know that the Lowrider (here) is designed so that it can use all of the sleeves from Every Which Way? That’s part of why the bundle (here) is such a great deal. You may not need to buy any other patterns to get every look you can imagine. To help your patterns goes […]
Tie strap summer dresses are always a favorite. Their wearing ease and simplicity lend a charm to any wardrobe. I have two such styles, Sweet as Pie, and Love Pattern #9, but I’ve seen a few requests for a bit of a different style like this one from Well Dressed Wolf This yoke is similar […]
There are several ways to finish the outer edge of facings for a neat look.
Do you ever come across a pattern and think, ‘oh, if only it was slightly different’ or ‘if only it wasn’t two pieces and was a dress instead’? Well, I saw the Give Piece a Chance pattern and thought just that. The two piece ensemble is beautiful, and it certainly has its place in a […]
One such detail is the very wide, single layer sashes that tie into big beautiful bows. For this tutorial, the sash instructions are for a big bow sash.