(Pattern: Summit Peak by New Horizons Designs. Fabric: Urban Grunge French Terry from Buttons & Bibs) I don't know about you, but there was a very long period of my sewing life where I avoided zippers. I was terrified of them. However, over the years, many amazingly wonderful patterns have… Continue reading Shortening a coil zipper
Digitally printed fabric produces exceptional detailing at affordable prices, however, the nature of the process also has disadvantages. While all fabrics are printed to have approximately 56” of usable print, some pieces may have flaws, cuts, or even chunks missing (these are typically from quality assurance sampling) along the selvage. Flaws within 4” of the… Continue reading Terms and Conditions
There is nothing more sleek than a beautifully constructed garment... and it is even better when that garment has a remarkable bound neckline! Oooh la la!! So today I'm going to give you a quick rundown of how I accomplish my "almost perfect" binding. I say "almost perfect" because sometimes I become impatient and then… Continue reading Perfect knit binding
This post is not a tutorial, but rather a "this is an amazing pattern you need in your life" post. I recently had the opportunity to test the Sunshine Coast Hat from Goober Pea Designs. Now, I know you're skeptical of the amazingness because I was part of the test team, but I assure you,… Continue reading An amazing sun hat!!
Over the years, I've really come to love the look of a sleeveless dress bodice. I love it even more when there is no top stitching, neck binding, or arm bands - the finished product just looks so simple and classy! It has been many years since I've made a garment where this technique was… Continue reading The fully lined sleeveless bodice: Burrito method.