Too Much Thread Can be a Good Thing: Multiple Rows of Top-Stitching

In most general sewing, it’s best to avoid stitching in areas where it’s unnecessary – to avoid the too much thread syndrome. Yes, there is such a thing, although the concept can be quite subjective. However, too much thread can be useful in certain areas of dressmaking and general fashion sewing.  Such as, designs where… Read More Too Much Thread Can be a Good Thing: Multiple Rows of Top-Stitching

Faced Neckline:  Lesson Learned From a South Asian Tailor

Hey kids, you’ve been doing it all wrong!  How do you face a neckline? The tailor is Sajid of Sajid Designs, and you may not understand the language because he is Indian, but the videos are visually clear and understandable.  He, like tailors from that part of the world, works a little differently than us… Read More Faced Neckline:  Lesson Learned From a South Asian Tailor

Success (with a tiny fail on my part)! Tracey Reese Vogue Pattern

This wardrobe item is a resounding success, in my opinion.  One look at the pattern (Vogue1596) and I felt warm and fuzzy ….  know that feeling? Then there was the plan to tweak this pattern to make the entry for Designin’ December. The Fail: it’s not the pattern, it’s ME trying to knock off a… Read More Success (with a tiny fail on my part)! Tracey Reese Vogue Pattern

The Fueled-by-Fabric-Shortage Cardigan

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

Random Sewing Stuff in Lieu of a Proper Sewing Post

I die a little when a blog post is missed because I’m a creature of habit where this blog is concerned.  Being disorganized with the editorial calendar lately has resulted in no interesting sewing stuff to share with you, unless you want to see a couple of miscellaneous works in progress — nothing earthshaking, but… Read More Random Sewing Stuff in Lieu of a Proper Sewing Post