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 […]
Warning, these one yard – almost zero waste garments, are not in the order I made them. Naturally, I chose the hardest first, which was a big mistake. I don’t want that to happen to you. I am releasing them in the order of easiest construction to the most challenging, pants. Part one last week was […]
I’m so excited to share what these MuuMuu’s turned into. I love a good upcycle puzzle. Taking a piece of clothing and making it into something totally different is an art form.
Last summer, Sarah Russel, came into my studio with a small muumuu and a great idea. Sarah’s boyfriend, Todd, was […]
My Secrets to Turning My Hobby Job into a Success
The first year I went into business I got a good bit of negative feedback. People would say, “Good luck with that” or “Good luck with your business” and “People actually pay you to make clothing?” My favorite though, “If there’s ever a zombie apocalypse your […]
I have been practicing my sewing skills on my friends for years now and I’m about to share a few tips I have learned in the last 18 years.
This is one of my best friends, Kelly Wood. I wanted to make her a dress for her birthday that […]
Sewing Machine Basics for Cosplayers and Inspiring Designers
I’m out of the gate and up and running in my new studio and with the launch of my website coming soon.
My first project of the new year was to replicate an A-Line chiffon dress. Since I do not really have a magic wand and I’m a sewing teacher I will tell you a few of my […]
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 […]
Pattern hacking is simply a new term for altering a pattern. It’s the happy way to say alterations done to an existing pattern to get a new look.
A few summers ago I made a custom romper using this pattern. I added to the design special features for medical tubes and such.