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 […]
We’ve all been there, we either cut the hemline a bit short, ran out of fabric or have to deal with the thing tall people deal with every day – my garment is too SHORT!!!
I hope you enjoy a few fun things I have done to help lengthen those hemlines over the years.
- The easiest […]
Let’s get fearless and make the perfect maxi dress, the kaftan. This VERY easy dress can be made with any sheer, lace or very light and flowing material. No pattern needed! It’s pull over, no fussy closures to deal with.
I used almost 4 yards of 44″ fabric. Two 40″ pieces for the length of the […]
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 […]
When I first started providing alterations for clients there were plenty of cringe worthy moments. Practicing on friends is not the same as someone paying you. I hope you are able to find some of my more vulnerable challenges in alterations useful to you.
FULL DISCLOSURE! It’s a good idea if you are new to alterations […]
If you even remotely dabble in the sewing world you have probably heard the rumors about how challenging fine fabrics like silk, satin, chiffon, georgette and many more slippery goodies, can be.
It is my opinion that when learning anything new and different there are always lots of problems that pop up. I am here to […]
I am about to blow your mind with this simple and glamorous dress. Most garments are made up of shapes. This 1930s gown looks like a fancy Bohemian wedding dress although it’s really made up of one tube, one rectangle and two circle shapes.
The Shapes. I like to start with cutting out everything larger. […]
Minda told me the design, structure and techniques of the four African mud cloth dresses would blow my mind. They did, seriously. I almost couldn’t believe she wanted me to alter them. I am about to share some of the smartest sewing techniques I have ever seen.
I noticed […]