I received an email yesterday from Katharina in Sweden. She sent me a photo of a bag she made using my Fringed Leather bucket bag tutorial. It’s gorgeous don’t you think? Beautiful work, Katharina! I am loving her contrast running stitch. I may have to try that!
Are you tired of confusing pattern sewing instructions in today’s sewing world? Or do you want to design your own clothes or patterns, but aren’t sure how to actually sew them together once you’ve drafted or draped your design? There is an established order to clothing construction. I learned it in fashion school years ago. […]
I’ve been wanting some denim type jogging shorts, so I made some by making changes to an existing pattern I’ve already sewn twice. Simplicity 1165, a basic shorts pattern with pockets. I knew the fit was already good, so I didn’t want to fiddle with fitting any new patterns. This shorts pattern is turning out […]
Silk chiffon is soft, floaty, and so, so, delicate. Yes, it’s a bit finicky, but so worth the effort if done right. I’ve been working on a chiffon kimono, and thought I’d share my notes on working with silk chiffon. Here are my ten tips for working with silk chiffon, an elegant and often expensive […]
I live about twenty miles from the nearest fabric and sewing supplies shop, which only sell boring ho hum notions. If I want really unique and interesting notions or bag hardware, I can drive sixty miles to downtown LA and find some amazing stuff. Or I can wait for Wednesdays when my thrift shop has […]