I have a brand new group class coming up from October 4 – November 1, 2020! Learn to draft a custom fitted pattern sloper/block using Adobe Illustrator – no prior graphic design experience necessary! The course will teach you how to draft a basic bodice and skirt sloper/block to your measurements. The full pattern will […]
A seam roll is a helper in the sewing room. Use it in sleeves, pants, or anywhere you need to press seam and can’t get the fabric flat.. Check out my video tutorial on how to make a seam roll and download the free pattern to make your own! FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD LINK (donations totally […]
I am please to announce that I am participating in CoCoVid with 4 panels. Here they are! CoCoVid is an on-line, interactive event put on by the members of CosTube during the weekend that would have been Costume College – July 30 – August 2, 2020. It consists of individual members of the CosTube community […]
I just love Edwardian everything so I have been hunkered down that past month or so scouring the web for historical books and patterns. One of my favorite things about this period is just how well documented it is! There are books and fashion plates galore. Many moons ago, I purchased the Edwardian Modiste and […]
Marking fabric is always a bit of a hangup for me. I tend to make projects over several weeks so selecting a marking method that will last for a long time, be easily removable, and not leave anything behind is important to me. I love couture sewing and tailoring. Both of these “schools of sewing” […]
Pinking/Pinking Sheers (cutting) – Pinking sheers are scissors with specialized blades that create a series of triangle shaped edges. Pinking is used to help prevent raw edges from fraying and was a common finish in home dress making before the serger was more widely available to home sewers.
Anchoring Stitches (sewing) – Anchoring stitches are a set of tiny stitches used to secure the start and/or end of a seam. Use the smallest stitch length on your machine and take around 5 or 8 stitches. Adjust the stitch length as needed and continue your seam. At the end of the seam, repeat anchoring […]