Review, Sewing

Sew Over It Kimono

I have the book Sew Over It vintage by Lisa Comfort and it has instructions on how to draft a Kimono dressing gown that I wanted to make…


How to organize your sewing patterns?

If you are like me, you have accumulated hundreds of sewing patterns over the years. If you feel that your collection is out of control you can use my flowchart to organize your sewing patterns…


Linen jersey Edie top

I found this linen jersey at the factory remnants. There was just enough to make a long sleeved top by combining Tessuti Mandy and SOI Edie top patterns…

Affiliates, Embroidery, Tutorials

Couture explorer: Beading and tambour embroidery

If you have ever looked at haute couture fashion shows, you have seen the breathtaking embroidery designs that combine thread, sequins and beads to create fantastic elaborate designs that decorate evening gowns, collars or perhaps jacket cuffs. In haute couture, those intricated patterns are created by hand. Sometimes whole skirts…