Easter is almost here! Your to-do list for the big day may already include finding the right treats for kids, tracking down some cute decorations, and squeezing in a haircut for everyone in the family. You’re already busy. But have you thought about what you and your daughter will wear this year? Don’t panic! Instead […]
Enjoy these tutorials to learn how to sew clothing that will fit your body and your budget.
Spring is in the air, and that means one thing to sewists: the perfect opportunity for making some fabulous spring dresses, skirts, and more! One of the best reasons for making your own spring wardrobe is to avoid ill-fitting clothes found in stores; since every body is unique and beautiful, and since store-bought clothing isn’t […]
Carolyn Wainscott back again with a sweatshirt makeover into a classy cardigan. My fave old throw over cardigan that I work in around the house and have even run errands in was created by simply whacking off the sleeves to the length I wanted and cutting open down the center front. I favor 3/4 length […]
Everybody sleeps, but not everybody sleeps the same. Whether you’re a back sleeper or stomach sleeper, snorer or non-snorer, dreamer or non-dreamer, most people agree on one thing when it comes to sleep: Comfort matters. How to Sew Pajama Pants: 21 Pajama Pants Patterns Personally, I can’t fall asleep unless I’m nice and comfy. That […]
Vintage is always in and with every fashion era comes certain trends that become popular with the masses. The 1920s is famous for its raised hemlines, extravagant beading, and fun accessories like feathered headbands. With WWII came more military-inspired tailoring, boxy shapes, and Hollywood glamour. But my favorite fashion era by far is the 1950s, […]
I’m quite sure you know this feeling: once upon a time, you owned a gorgeous, store-bought garment that actually fitted perfectly. This is wonderful. What’s not so wonderful about it, is that after wearing it all the time, it reaches this point where you really cannot wear it any longer! What to do? It isn’t […]
It’s Day 3 of #SpringIntoSewing week! Yesterday the temperatures were hovering near 60 here in Chicagoland and let me tell you, that felt good after a week of it being in the 30s and 40s. Lately every time we get a warm-weather day, it gets me daydreaming about my spring wardrobe (and how I haven’t […]