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 […]
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.
It’s not a secret. Humans come in all shapes and sizes. Little humans are no different. If you have a child that isn’t an average shape, you may have difficulty with properly fitting clothing off the rack. This may have inspired your desire to sew but you probably soon realized that even sewing a straight […]
Adding a snap placket is an easy way to make a romper a bit more diaper friendly. Here is a quick tutorial on how to add a placket to any pattern in your library. Right sides together, pin the romper fronts together along the rise. Finish the seam using your desired method and press flat. […]
Pinafores come in all manner of styles from simple utilitarian smock types to fancy (as in not meant to ever get dirty) pinny’s with lace, tucks, ruffles and flutters. Over the decades pattern companies have churned out 100’s of variations. The pinafore is just as popular today and often the featured piece of an outfit. Duchess and Hare has the Pretty Pinnie pattern […]