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

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

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