Let’s face it, the year of less was a total joke. I adopted the mantra from a book where the author tried not shopping for one year. Her addiction to shopping changed into other addictions until she realized the secret to happiness for her was crafting, having extra time, friends, and family.
By January […]
Without a doubt figuring out pricing on finished work can be one of the hardest things for artists, crafters or makers of any creative kind. How do you put on price on something you love to make or do? The confusion is real! I hope you enjoy what I have to say about pricing.
After my first round of natural dying I was really bummed by the lack color that came through. For my 2nd round I would try to color my double gauze with the spice turmeric. It worked! Here is what I did!
I decided to soak my fabric in a mix of 4 quarts water to 1 […]
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 […]
It’s been 40 days of making masks. I have continued to create a fun project every week simply for my own sanity. Making dresses to me are like fun little puzzles that build my skills each time I mess up.
Last week I did a cool polynesian pattern that needed to be followed with great precision […]
I never thought I would EVER sew with reversible, scuba/neoprene, foamcore fabric! Why? Because it sounds extremely complicated. Well, I am here to tell you it is not!
I’ve stalked Apple Annie Fabric store online since 2012 and when I recently saw this interesting fabric it peaked my interest. Once my new […]
Want to make explosions happen? Once you’ve learned to read a simple pattern and have a few garments under your belt you can also start to mix and match pattern pieces. Please enjoy my tips and tricks using a couple 1950s pattern pieces to make a beautiful bohemian prairie dress.
Some people may find it hard to make time to create their own Halloween costume. I recommend that you consider “shopping your closet” and simply making outerwear that can be worn as everyday wear.
Some clothing that you may already own can be used for costumes – like a flapper, Mary Poppins, a […]
Learning something new can be so stressful. I suggest doing your research first or finding a mentor to help you. When you just have ambition this doesn’t always happen and sometimes lessons are best learned from mistakes. I am willing to share mine here today with you.
This year, for my August birthday, I wanted to […]