Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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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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a Cheater’s Guide to Setting in a Sleeve

It’s a brand new week! Yay! Friends, I’m sorry I missed Stitching Spotlights last week. I missed a lot ofClick here to view the full post »

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Two Ways to Thinner Seams – a Sewing Diet

I’ve been using my fair share of thick fabrics lately. The denim shirtdress, the Green with Envy shirtdress and myClick here to view the full post »

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Inside Look at the Dress that Nearly Killed Me!

Many of you requested to see the inner workings and details of things I had mentioned but did not show pictures of forClick here to view the full post »

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Gettin My Fix

I know exactly what you’re thinking. That skirt….again. I know. I just couldn’t leave the dumb thingClick here to view the full post »

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How to: Draft a Vent Lining

Hey friends! Please note that as of 4/6/2012, this tutorial has been refashioned, just a bit. The instructions andClick here to view the full post »

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How to: Petersham Ribbon Waistband

It’s been crazy here Dearhearts – so please, if my posts are a bit scatter-brained, forgive me. Now thatClick here to view the full post »

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the Best Tip for Cutting Slippery Fabrics!

Way back when, when I did this post on working with silks, there was a very clever reader that gave me a greatClick here to view the full post »

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Simply Biased

For whatever reason, I’m having a hard time coming up with post names these days. So, if you feel that the nameClick here to view the full post »

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Colette Sewing Handbook Blog Tour!

Friends, I’m so excited to be apart of the Colette Sewing Handbook Blog Tour! Yay! For those of you who have pre-Click here to view the full post »

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the Belt Kit Belt

Today I’m going to be showing you how to make a belt from a belt and buckle kit. I’m a “kit”Click here to view the full post »

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How to Apply an Eyelet

Eyelets are that one thing that can make your belt look professional and fabulous or homemade and pitiful. If you’Click here to view the full post »

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Hand-Covering a Buckle

There are typically instructions that come with hand-cover belt buckles but, just in case there aren’t with yoursClick here to view the full post »

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Anything-But-Basic Belt

The title of this post was originally going to be “the Basic Belt” but there are so many ways that you canClick here to view the full post »

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Getting Belt Backing to Behave

If you’ve ever sewn a belt from a vintage belt making kit, you’ll know that sometimes that belting has beenClick here to view the full post »

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Shirring Up Your Lonsdale

Want to know how I shirred the back panels on my Lonsdale Dress? Hop on over to the Sewaholic’s blog where I gaveClick here to view the full post »

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Beltmaking – Buckles

For my beltmaking series, I thought it would be good to get a feel for all of the elements of a belt, so to start I&#Click here to view the full post »

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Lonsdale Tutorial – Bust Padding

I padded the bust on my Playdate Dress, which I’m sure you know by now. It was soooooo easy! I followed Tasia&#Click here to view the full post »

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How to Fit My Body – Lonsdale Bodice

For my playdate dress I muslined the bodice of the Lonsdale dress only. Notwithstanding the rather huge discussion ofClick here to view the full post »

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Decorative Seams Pt. II

Yay! This is the last seam finishing post! I hope you’ve really enjoyed this series. I’ll be showing youClick here to view the full post »

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Decorative Seams Pt. I

Sorry, I’m running a day late and a dollar short this week. I spent my weekend thoroughly engrossed in creating aClick here to view the full post »

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On Assignment…

I realize that today I was supposed to give you some decorative seam finishes, and don’t worry, I will –Click here to view the full post »

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Self Finished Seams Pt. II

Here’s a few more self finished seams that are more or less versions of each other. I’ll think you’llClick here to view the full post »

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Self Finished Seams Pt. I

Today I’ll be going over a few self finished seams and then tomorrow, I’ll add a few more. For these seamClick here to view the full post »