Mini SWAP 2018: Item Two. Tunic with Embroidered Applique

Hi readers!  The second item in the SWAP 2018 is done – about time, too.  Using Simplicity 4528, which has become one of my favorite “workhorse” patterns. Nothing new to report there, except…..   Right:  Wearing S.W.A.P. items 1 and 2 In principle, it’s the easiest thing in the world to match the front of… Read More Mini SWAP 2018: Item Two. Tunic with Embroidered Applique

Combining a French Seam and a Side Slit. Impossible.

This post was originally titled “Making the Impossible, Possible”. Say you’re sewing up a see-through, diaphanous, loosely woven and therefore ravel-prone item.  You’ve decided to use French seams throughout. Good!  But hold on; there are side slits in this here garment. A French seam and a side slit do not mix – not really. Impossible… Read More Combining a French Seam and a Side Slit. Impossible.