Would you believe I made this simple dress in less than an hour and with only two yards of fabric? This design was adapted from the simplicity of the old children’s pillow case dress pattern. A few small changes make it very suitable for adults. And hey, sometimes you just want to get your mojo […]
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.
Replicating is one of my favorite crafts! I hope you enjoy my tips that can help you remake some of your favorite garments, sew garments from pictures and grow your skillset.
- Start simple, whether it be from a photo or a garment to be replicated.
- If using a garment you own, cutting up the garment […]
Have you ever seen a dress that you love the fabric and the print but the style of the dress doesn’t suit your figure, style or personality? Some of the easiest and best dresses to upcycle are 1970s Kaftans. This is because they have so much yardage and are rarely cut with the exception of […]
I have been on a long flowing bohemian kick. Last week I thought I would give natural dying a try to add more knowledge of textiles to my tool box. Boy did I learn a lot!
A more successful part of this endeavor was the 1970s pattern for my Dayton Dressmakers Club Meet Up’s pattern […]
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 […]
I was already dreaming of going on an adventure when this pattern popped into my hands. I fell in love with what looks to be a very young Liz Taylor on the cover. Famous 1950s designer, Pauline Trigere, makes a gorgeous dress and I knew I had found the perfect way to fill some spare […]
I’m honestly not sure what to call my latest line of dresses. Nothing feels quite right. They are made from materials people gave me or were being thrown out. I came up with the name landfill dresses because I believe most of the fabric would have ended up in a landfill. Picking out fabric is […]
Would you believe this blog post originally came out in 2014 with only these three terrible sentences?
This dress was made with a fabric remnant from my days of working at Hancock Fabric and an old table runner my mother gave to me. My favorite part of the dress was the butterfly collar. The total cost of […]