(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
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.