Sewing a waistband speeds along — until you get to the final step of blind stitching by hand the inner waistband to the pants or skirt. Hand stitching isn’t hard, but it’s certainly not fast, either. Keep reading to learn a hand-stitching-free technique for sewing a waistband. It’s quicker thank hand sewing and produces a tidy result, inside and out! […]
The Lucent visor from Pattern Fantastique is a piece of work, and I mean that in the best way. When I showed it to the hubs, he called it my “bonnet,” but quickly added, “It’s a cool, modern bonnet.” I’ll take it! I refer to my Lucent visor as my “urban bonnet,” in homage to the urban sombrero on “Seinfeld” — except the Lucent visor is no joke. […]
I love a sewing magazine. So when I spied the March 2018 issue of La Maison Victor sewing magazine at Jo-Ann, and it jumped in my cart. (That happens with a lot of things at Jo-Ann, ha ha.) […]
My darling sewing friends, I’ve been enjoying more guests to the blog over the past few months, so I thought it would be nice to tell you a wee bit more about myself. You know, so you can feel more like I’m your sewing homegirl and not just some internet lady who lives in your […]
I was a lucky pattern tester for the Victory Patterns Esther pants! Victory Patterns released these wide-legged trousers as part of its three-piece Arima capsule collection, which also features a modular knit top/dress and oversized cardigan/robe. The collection is modern, glamorous, and wearable, all at the same time.
When the Cali Faye Valley blouse came up as the July make for Project Sew My Style, I was not into it. It’s a fine pattern, but it’s not my style. The puffy sleeves were a little to on-the-nose boho for my taste. Eliminating the sleeves were just the beginning of my pattern-hacking madness! […]
We’re halfway through 2017 (this year is FLYING by 🚀), so now’s the perfect time to see how I’m doing on my 2017 sewing goals. […]
I’ve made a number of cool sewing purchases lately, and I thought my fellow sewing friends might be interested to see what’s come into my possession. So I’ve vlogged about it! In this approximately 23-minute video, you will discover: which indie-pattern designer I think would make a great hostage negotiator […]