Textiles from Other Lands: #Ajrak from Pakistan

In the southern region of Pakistan, there lies a province named Sindh.  Therein live some crafts people who are experts in the creation of 2 yard (approx.) pieces of cotton called “Ajrak” in a gloriously printed (and sometimes further embellished) form.  These are used as scarves for men and women, turbans, and in the modern… Read More Textiles from Other Lands: #Ajrak from Pakistan

Sewing Terms: The Forgotten, the Misspelled, the Mispronounced, and a Wrongly Cut Fabric

Hi all!  Be warned that this is a short venting post.  If you think I’m wrong in my assumptions and presumptions, please tell me so. Because I have not stopped learning, and will never stop. Forgotten Fabric: SiBonne or Si-Bonne The other day at my fashion sewing group meeting, another attendee asked whether “si bonne”… Read More Sewing Terms: The Forgotten, the Misspelled, the Mispronounced, and a Wrongly Cut Fabric

Tailor’s Tacks, A Basic Sewing Concept for Marking Fabric

Well, maybe not that basic, but worth learning – or at least having some knowledge about. I’ve come a long way from my former eye-roll response to the esteemed tailor’s tack.  I’ve learned not to knock this very traditional technique of transferring pattern markings to the fabric.  It’s so old school, that here is a… Read More Tailor’s Tacks, A Basic Sewing Concept for Marking Fabric