When googling swimwear I find articles with titles like Coping with Body Image, Swimsuits for Women Over 40, Amazon’s 21 Best Sellers, Why Women Will Not Wear Swimsuits, How Not to Look Old in a Swimsuit (leave it to Oprah) and Best Day to Buy a Swimsuit (It’s June 8th according to that article). With […]
Do you want to be remembered? Personalized gifts are the bomb and can easily become family heirlooms. No pleating machine, no problem. You can get this look in a little over an hour with a regular sewing machine!
I had every intention of doing this project by hand the correct way. I was gifted a cute 1940s […]
I promised a dear friend I would make her baby her first little designer dress. You may know Mary K. Burnside as the owner of Clash Dayton an awesome little store in the heart of the Historical Oregon District. I know Mary for her great style that I absolutely love.
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 […]