Category Archives: Sewing

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Easy French Tacks

A few of you asked about the serged french tacks I did on my Simplicity 1880 wrap and shirt dresses. Well they are theClick here to view the full post »

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Bathing Beauty

You know what I find crazy? The world of swim wear and its prices. Swim suits are always, notoriously, overpriced andClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Finishing

Friends, its time to wrap up this sewalong! Now please don’t think that this is the final be-all end-all becauseClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: the Shirt Dress Collar

For you shirt dressers, I know you’ve been waiting some time for this tutorial, so hopefully you give it a try andClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Wrap Dress Neckline

OK you guys, I decided to go out on a limb and try something new here. I was going to show you how to put elastic inClick here to view the full post »

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On the Merits of Stay Tape

You know, I never used to believe in stay tape. I thought it was a bunch of malarkey. I was really into only doing stayClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Attaching Sleeves

So, how are you guys coming along on your dresses? Where’s everyone at? So that you are aware, I don’tClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Bodice Construction

Yowza! Yowza! This post is a day late and a dollar short and I’m sorry! I’m gettin a little behind over hereClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Skirt Construction

The pattern instructions for Simplicity 1880 (well, most pattern instructions really) tell you to construct the skirtClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: the Shirt Dress Buttonhole Placement

You might be wondering why I’m doing a post on buttonhole placement and that’s totally fine. This is a tip IClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Muslin Making

I’ve actually gotten in the habit of not making a muslin every time I go to sew something up these days. It’Click here to view the full post »

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a Serious Opinion about PDF Sewing Patterns

I was emailing Karen back and forth today and it prompted me to weigh in on everyone’s opinion about PDF sewingClick here to view the full post »

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Calculating Fabric Requirements

I thought it wouldn’t hurt anything to do a post on fabric requirements since we’re at that point in theClick here to view the full post »

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from the Tailor’s Front

After dragging my feet in the sewing room for what seems to have been an eternity, I decided to delve into Gertie’Click here to view the full post »

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Random Thoughts on Pattern Gathers

image source This might be a subject of disinterest and possibly even ridiculousness for some. Maybe. Maybe not. But I&#Click here to view the full post »

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What’s Old is New – Thoughts on Refashioning

image source – a totally mind-blowing refashion I’ve been working on a project for sometime now (OK, so I&#Click here to view the full post »

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Pyjama Party Extravaganza!

Friends, here they are! I’ve been talking about these a bit on me old facebook page. I didn’t even finishClick here to view the full post »

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How to: Create Armscye Princess Seams

For my upcoming wrap dress, I decided to draft armscye princess seams for the back bodice (in plain old english, thisClick here to view the full post »

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How to: Move a Dart

This is an easy peasy trick and if you’ve ever dabbled in a little bit of pattern drafting, you’ve probablyClick here to view the full post »

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Refashioned Post Updates

Hey friends! I spent a good deal of last week making little pencil skirts so that I could update my pencil skirt w/ventClick here to view the full post »

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Simplicity Blog Hop!

I was contacted a bit ago by Simplicity to participate in a blog hop along with several other bloggers! (Hey guys,Click here to view the full post »

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the Belts

Aren’t they fun? So, I decided this month that I was going to tackle making each and every belt and buckle kitClick here to view the full post »

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Sloper Sweetness – Pt. I

I’ve wanted to talk about my experience with my bodice sloper since Christmas – when I finally got down toClick here to view the full post »

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Mustard Seed

This knit top and skirt were projects two and three from February. Aren’t you terribly proud of me? I’veClick here to view the full post »