Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

My collection of sewing tutorials. I want you to know what I know and that’s that.

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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.Click here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Pick Your Pattern Size

Today, we’ll have a chat about picking the correct pattern size for you. I’m pretty sure most of you allClick 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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the Button Up Refashion Swap

Friends, here it is! If you follow me on Facebook – which you should – this is the project I posted aClick 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 skirtClick 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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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 andClick 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 haveClick here to view the full post »

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the Belt Kit Belt

Please note that as of March 2015, my online shop closed and these belt and buckle kits are no longer available. Sadly,Click here to view the full post »

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How to Apply an Eyelet

Please note that as of March 2015, my online shop closed and these belt and buckle kits are no longer available. Sadly,Click here to view the full post »

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Hand-Covering a Buckle

Please note that as of March 2015, my online shop closed and these belt and buckle kits are no longer available. Sadly,Click here to view the full post »

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Anything-But-Basic Belt

Please note that as of March 2015, my online shop closed and these belt and buckle kits are no longer available. Sadly,Click here to view the full post »

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Getting Belt Backing to Behave

Please note that as of March 2015, my online shop closed and these belt and buckle kits are no longer available. Sadly,Click 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 IClick here to view the full post »

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Beltmaking – Buckles

Please note that as of March 2015, my online shop closed and these belt and buckle kits are no longer available. Sadly,Click here to view the full post »