Some beautiful fabrics are a breeze to sew; other beautiful fabrics are beasts. Minky is somewhat of a beast but it has a velvety texture which is a delight for the senses — and therein lies it’s beauty. It was introduced to the sewing world many years ago. One Minky version had raised circles which gave… Read More The Minky Fabric Beast
Hi, everyone! There’s a reason why serious wardrobe seamstresses are loathe to throw away leftover materials. Like a quilter; except, a quilter is a whole different animal. Actually, I enjoyed the fabric shortage part of this project. Miraculously, there was additional material in my leftover fabric stash that coordinated with the main fabric — as… Read More The Fueled-by-Fabric-Shortage Cardigan
With this project, I’m reaching out to my inner Manuel Pertegaz, via Katherine Tilton’s Butterick pattern. I am loving the A-shapes in clothing now since they accommodate my pear shape. This Butterick pattern designed by Katherine Tilton has a ruffly look without being sickly sweet. This project became another exercise in dealing with fabric shortage. Materials procurement… Read More Butterick Pattern 6253 – #WIP (groan)
Dear Readers, today’s post is about a challenging shortage of cloth, which turned into an exercise in pattern placement and piecing together. Pattern Vogue 9112 designed by Marcy Tilton has elements which concerned me a little, but the end result was so picturesque that I bought the pattern. You know, that moment of identifying with the young, tall and slender model… Read More 7 Ideas For Overcoming Fabric Shortage.
Dear readers, thank you for visiting. It’s time for a monthly dose of sewing tips on The Sew Everything Blog! I’ve included a form again for your own sewing tip to be included in a future post in our ongoing Sewing Tips Series. Of course, if you have a website or blog, I will link… Read More 5 Sewing Tips: Plain and Simple, Part 3