With a decade of sewing custom dresses under my belt I am here to share some helpful tips about sewing for the public when they are not local. Starting with best tip I can give you – have a written contract with your client.
The sewing part of owning a service business is not always the largest […]
Making winter clothes doesn’t have to be such a bore and a struggle with a handmade wardrobe. In 2013 I went with a cute Star Trek look with little mod 1960s dresses, leggings and boots. In 2014 I went Game of Thrones, long and flowing dresses that were loose enough to wear thermals under every […]
Resizing a pattern with no print has to be the hardest skill to acquire in sewing garments. Especially if your garment is complex with many little pieces. For Memorial Day weekend I wanted to make something a little patriotic and a little from the bombshell WWII era.
I started making and designing my own sleep wear about 3 years ago and I’ve learned so much about the garment! Most sleepwear is not comfortable for sleeping and I hope my tips help you along this journey.
This was my first summer gown.
My families favorite thing to […]
Prior to 2013 I was scared of matching prints. It seemed like too big of a challenge, like such a struggle to spend that much time on a dress plus sewing time. Life is short, right?
In 2012 when we first got our own little sewing shop, we had a lot of time and endless Moda brand fabric […]
Before I co-owned a little indie fabric shop I made dresses for people. This one I used a vintage 1946 Butterwick pattern and floral printed linen. This dress sold to the lovely lady below Diane.
I love making dresses for others. It is like a puzzle figuring out […]