Voile Napkins, a Reuse and Recycle Project: Cleansing the Sewing Palate

Hi friends! I completed this long forgotten set of napkins with white lace edgings. Cream, ecru, beige laces would not work for the dainty blue and white print. Thus the mismatched set of edgings because this is all the white laces I had in the stash. Don’t know about you, but I never came across… Read More Voile Napkins, a Reuse and Recycle Project: Cleansing the Sewing Palate

Pre-made Collection of Elastic Waistbands. NOWEK (No One Will Ever Know) Idea.

Hi friends! This is going to be a quick tip, or trick or whatever you want to call it.  I call it a NOWEK (see title) idea.  It can be in the sustainability category, a quick sew category, or both.  Go here for another NOWEK idea  ….. Here goes:  While making a pair of loosey… Read More Pre-made Collection of Elastic Waistbands. NOWEK (No One Will Ever Know) Idea.

“Stay”ing the Armhole: Tip From the Haute Couture

Balenciaga’s way:   In the book Couture Sewing, there’s a section on “stays”, with details on under-bust stays, pleat stays, waistline stays, and even crotch stays (yes, there is such a thing in haute couture). This particular Balenciaga dress, circa 1965 actually uses a stay on each back armhole area in a capped sleeve to control… Read More “Stay”ing the Armhole: Tip From the Haute Couture

What’s the Best Way to Attach Shirt Collar/Band Unit to the Neckline?

It tends to be subjective. The answer depends on who you ask and what you read. Just how many ways are there to actually put the shirt neckline and the collar/collarband combo together? I counted four. I’m breaking it down in this post with the assumption that the collar and collar-band have already been sewn… Read More What’s the Best Way to Attach Shirt Collar/Band Unit to the Neckline?