Over the last few blog posts, I’ve been showing you how to modify patterns to get the most out of your purchase. With just a few patterns, you can get a practically infinite wardrobe. This adorable top is a sleeveless Every Which Way (buy here) with a button front. Annie shortened the top to […]
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 […]
There are several ways to finish the outer edge of facings for a neat look.
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 […]
Now available here I’m sure just about every one of you has seen this Jottum dress at some point. I tried to get my hands on this second hand a few times, but it was just too pricey. Several years back, I tried to knock it off because I loved it so much! I learned […]
Now available here I’ve had this vintage dress on one pin board or another for years. I love almost everything about it. Those pleats are perfect and give such a nice tailored touch to the overall look. I also love these little jackets that come with so many vintage dress patterns and I wanted that […]
Now available here. Ruffles and flounces are huge this year. Everywhere I go, I see ruffles and flounces on yokes, sleeves, and hems. I still like to keep a vintage feel even when embracing trends, so I kept the idea floating around in my head while thinking of a good way to blend it with […]
A tutorial to make an Alice in Wonderland Apron.
Last year, I released a button panel addon for Every Which Way (here) and one of my testers used the bottom sleeve piece from Storybook on her dress. Since then, people have been asking for something similar. And, after many moons, I’ve finally released it to the shop (here). This piece has been drafted and […]