Pattern Reading, Layout and Drafting made easy!
We know how to celebrate the spring strawberry harvest around here! My motto is, every event, holiday and special occasion is dress making time!
I love a challenge and while on our road trip to Ann Arbor I found this beautiful fabric called, Flower, Strawberry and Panda by Cotton Kobayashi. The fabric was imported from Japan and […]
Happy New Year friends and fam!
My business has grown and grown this year! Thank you for continuing to hang with me, reading my stories and telling all of your friends about my sewing services (wink wink) AND a big Thank You for all of the awesome reviews on my FB page. They […]
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 […]
Hello! My name is Joy Hoover from Joy2Sew! I am a native Daytonian who sews, cooks and does a bit of woodworking! I’m a Maker in every right, but costuming is by far my favorite! I launched my own kid’s PDF pattern line in 2014 with my […]
Getting creative is important. What is hard is when you have more ideas and dreams than you have time to execute. This is a quick and easy dress I like to fashion when I’m short on time. My dream is to teach this easy wrap dress at a vacation resort in Mexico soon.
First, grab […]
Have you ever seen the movie Pretty in Pink? It’s a teen love story with some sewing/refashion parts from the 1980s. I’m incredibly happy to be in a time where it has become popular for people to take old formal gowns and bring them new life. I did 3 fashions last winter and I can […]
This summer I have a big shiny new venture (my very own studio). I started accepting custom orders and boy did they come rolling in.\n\nOne I especially enjoyed was this 1950s skirt.
The problem was after getting my pieces out and laying them on the fabric I […]