Wait till you see how easy this is!
The Refabrication Challenges have really stoked the flames of creativity and pioneering new territories. March’s challenge was to make something out of knits and/or denim. I hope you enjoy my lesson on reverse appliqué and how this project came about.
My friend Sam and I take walks in the […]
Making garments to sell can be incredibly expensive. In addition to skillset time (labor) you also have fabric costs that can get expensive quick. Let’s get creative and share those money saving tips!
1. Use your sewing groups, have a fabric swap or ask your friends and networks if they have what you need. Seamsters are […]
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 […]
After buying a bunch of shoes through a Facebook ad on 4/20 I learned my lesson about not buying a bunch of shoes through a Facebook ad. That’s a longer story and not what this post is about, but I will say FB is constantly putting cuteness in my feed. I hope you enjoy my […]
As my awareness for the waste that is involved in fast fashion grows I have to ask myself, “Do I have too much waste?” Sure, I have made all of my clothing, but do I value it? Do I love it? Do I wear everything I have made? And if not, why?
I decided to do […]
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.
Essential Safety Tips for Beginners
Safety always must come first. Whether you’re working, having fun, or exercising, getting injured is no fun at all. You should especially pay attention to safety if you’re a beginner at the activity you’re about to enjoy because you could end up accidentally hurting yourself due to lack of skill.
Sewing might […]
I believe talent is inherent and that skills are learned and built upon.
With each new fabric there is another medium that needs to be studied and practiced. Learning a new skill may also be stressful. There are always failures on the road to success.
I have made a few sequin dresses before that either had no […]
Sometimes you just have to suck it up, accept your losses and make the best of a less than ideal situation.
For each fabric success there has been, at the least, three failures. Today, I share a failure turned into a success.
After a few photography classes I purchased a decent camera, umbrella lights and a black […]