Some sewing tricks that make your life easier are never mentioned in any sewing book. They aren’t necessary expensive or require anything that you don’t already have in your closet. Here is my collection of 10 sewing tricks that I have found very useful: 1. Top-stitching using two threads Top-stitching thread isn’t available in all… via… Continue reading Blogger “with my hands – Dream” posts 10 great sewing tricks
Okay, so I’m a trend monger. I like those sleeves with a bit of flourish. But how are they going to fit inside my winter coat?
Every September the Pattern Review website/sewing land site holds a Sewing Bee contest. Skill be damned, I entered again for the third year.
In May, 2017 I made a shirtdress with this pattern. And in August I pulled out the same pattern and made a tunic. This is a brief follow-up blog on the tunic.
In search of something with trendy sleeves …
Recently the Duchess of Cambridge toured Germany and of course her wardrobe was fabulous. It helps that she’s slender and tall and her clothes hang nicely. But not everything she wears is fancy; she has a penchant for Breton tops. Like the one that inspired me.
Sometimes the simplest of patterns brings the most satisfaction. Pattern Simplicity 1920 is one of those coordinates patterns – “Misses’ Skirt, Top, Jacket, Scarf and Belt”. I bought it early last year and sewed two tops, two belts and a skirt at the time. I like the shape of the tops – the deep scoop… Continue reading Simplicity 1920 ~ Third Time Around