Hello! I'm Carina, an avid hobby sewist, stay at home mum, and first time blog writer. I participated in the test for the Explorer Cloak from Buttons & Bibs, and because I can't resist adding extra touches to everything I make, I felt compelled to add a lining and some piping to the contoured version… Continue reading Lining a Jacket: The Explorer Cloak
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
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.
My daughter is in the 98th percentile for height and has been growing exponentially since the day she was born. She was outgrowing her clothes faster than I could buy or make them and it was becoming quite expensive and exhausting! Then I discovered the Apple Tree Grow-with-me patterns - they are a total game-changer… Continue reading Bunnyhug Zipper Hack – modifying the pattern pieces