We are all seeing a movement called “Mindful Clothing.” The trend is popping up everywhere again. It’s a few things, fixing and mending what you own, buying handmade clothing, buying vintage, up-cycling and staying away from fast fashion. In the 1940s there was the “Make do and Mend” movement, a time heavily influenced by WWII […]
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 […]