I have a brand new group class coming up from October 4 – November 1, 2020! Learn to draft a custom fitted pattern sloper/block using Adobe Illustrator – no prior graphic design experience necessary! The course will teach you how to draft a basic bodice and skirt sloper/block to your measurements. The full pattern will […]
A seam roll is a helper in the sewing room. Use it in sleeves, pants, or anywhere you need to press seam and can’t get the fabric flat.. Check out my video tutorial on how to make a seam roll and download the free pattern to make your own! FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD LINK (donations totally […]
I have designed a face mask pattern to help in the efforts to aid our healthcare professionals with masks until more supplies become available. Here is the link to the pattern: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uZtS4ZdqTTFXDn-sXSZSLSAyYw6dIosn Here is the link to the filter pocket add on. https://drive.google.com/file/d/13POh8YWEK0m8e7EKlH52BK0AvK7n8J_j Fabric Recommendations: 1 layer of 100% cotton flannel 1 layer of 100% […]
Marking fabric is always a bit of a hangup for me. I tend to make projects over several weeks so selecting a marking method that will last for a long time, be easily removable, and not leave anything behind is important to me. I love couture sewing and tailoring. Both of these “schools of sewing” […]
Pinking/Pinking Sheers (cutting) – Pinking sheers are scissors with specialized blades that create a series of triangle shaped edges. Pinking is used to help prevent raw edges from fraying and was a common finish in home dress making before the serger was more widely available to home sewers.
Anchoring Stitches (sewing) – Anchoring stitches are a set of tiny stitches used to secure the start and/or end of a seam. Use the smallest stitch length on your machine and take around 5 or 8 stitches. Adjust the stitch length as needed and continue your seam. At the end of the seam, repeat anchoring […]
Silk Habotai (fabric) – A smooth, fine silk fabric originally from Japan. It is also known as “china silk”. Silk habotai has soft and supple hand with a lustrous sheen. It is economical (for silk) and has a smooth surface. Comes in many widths and weights. It is often used for linings. A polyester version […]