Sounds like a spy novel but I’m proud of myself for using that phrase here because it is so apt! You may have all the gadgets and notions designed for certain sewing tasks, or you may not. If not, amble into your kitchen and…. we’ll, read on. Chopping board : In the kitchen I used… Read More Secret Lives of Kitchen Tools
If you’re unaware, I sew one muslin a year as a pattern tester for Threads magazine, I follow their general guidelines on the details, style lines and size to include in the muslin —they have standards. Other than that, I am not a muslin maker for myself. I mean, I don’t buy muslin fabric to… Read More A Rare Muslin (aka Toile): What I Include and Ignore
Hello, my people. Im seriously getting into the lace trim area, and hoping to avoid the sickly sweet vibe. If I do, just yell “Stop!”. Disparate elements that may not work in tandem when viewed separately, may gel perfectly when brought together. Such was the case with my princess line tunic (not a kurta). The… Read More A Touch of Lace
I nailed my own illustration! Or did I? After decades of sewing all kinds of fabric, how did I miss sewing a ribbed knit (or rib knit)? This particular one is a bamboo/elastane blend; it handles easily and is extremely comfortable! I bought the yardage from Sew Much Fabric, where you’ll find more colors to… Read More Ribbed Fabric Story
Hey, readers! Hope you all are doing well. Today’s post seems hastily written, but I’ve been saving this title to use as a quick post when there’s no time to do a detailed post. Therefore, this “quickie” post is yours to enjoy (or not). These events happen at least a few times in the sewing… Read More Seamstress’ Truths.
Please accept my apology for not staring at my old button sew-on foot long enough. Here’s an edit to the last post, where I compare the new Bernina Button Sew-On Foot and my old one — both #18. A couple of days after uploading the previous post, something nagged at me. I went back and… Read More Chatty Post: Button Sew-On Foot (Modified Info); New Robe; Sewing Man Hammie; Florence Henderson Mullet.
If your sewing machine brand offers a variety of specialty presser feet, try and find a button sewing foot. Fair warning: it’s not a necessary accessory to have but it is fun to use and yes, for the hand-sewing haters it’s useful. Fair, fair warning: someone has come up with a trick (hack?) to sew… Read More Sew On a Button By Machine: Bernina Foot #18
I’m very sure, dear readers, that many of you cut multiple sewing projects at one time and stack them up ready to sew. I never did – until now. Because, isn’t that a sure way to collect a pile of unfinished items? My modus operandus is about sewing one wearable completely before starting a new… Read More Road to Speedy Sewing: Does Cutting Out Multiple Projects in One Session Work?
Finding yourself lagging during a sewing project for no reason other than a general languish (which may or may not be a sign of these pandemic times)? It’s been happening to me. I want to speed up the sewing time lapse – not sure if that’s the correct term but you know what I mean.… Read More Road to Speedy Sewing: Cheat Sheets For Sewing Task Order
Have you wondered how horizontal lines in dress bodices in highly expensive garments at the bust or above bust level are so straight on a curvy body? It’s never this smooth and straight in stuff you’ve made for yourself. I hereby reveal to you that the unblemished straight seam is achieved with dart manipulation, even… Read More What Dart Trickery is This?