Since the term One Yard Wonders has long been taken I’m calling my series of one yard garments My One Yard Thing! You might know that it is very, very difficult to make adult clothing out of one yard of fabric. You have to get extra creative and really love a challenge, but, it can […]
I said to myself, “I’m not going to do every little project!” And then Fairy Godmother Creations offered our entire meet up free wedding dresses to ReFabricate. Well, I definitely got on that train (lol, get it?) and then just like that, there I was… headed for Experimental-ville.
We visit New Orleans the most because my little grandma, cousin, and uncles live there. We love the culture, food, people, and the WARM weather.
NOLA has a bunch of amazing fabric stores, including the last couture fabric shop in the south, Promenade […]
Can you believe that is the same garment? I get quite a few calls with requests and questions for dying garments. I rarely ever dye garments and would never dye anyone else’s clothing.
There’s a lot that goes into a successful dye and the directions seem to change every […]
Never discount the simple sheet, tablecloths, curtains and fine linens for dresses. In 2009 I made a series of dresses from sheets and tablecloths to prove I did not have to spend big money to make beautiful things. Today all of those dresses have sold.
Sheets are great to practice and play designer with. Unless you […]
Wouldn’t a vacation be dreamy right now? Travel may be hard for many this summer. We are fixing up our living spaces, yards and thinking about what we can do for fun right now. What if I made myself some beach clothes and just pretended we were on a dream vacation?
Have you ever gotten a crazy at the fabric store? Did you ever buy a bunch of patchwork fabric you had no idea what to do with? We all get starry eyed for certain prints and later find it hard to fit them to a clothing design that is suitable, especially with quilters cottons.
This is one of the easiest dresses I have ever made on my serger! Don’t despair if you do not have a serger you can use your sewing machine with the zig zag stitch and it will work fine. Here is how I did it…..