Assignment: Marianne Dress

Moving right along with my assignment to learn more about garment sewing and proper fit as part of my Assignment: Project Garment goal (check that link to see past projects), I decided to switch it up and try a knit this time. Although knits are easier to fit than woven garments in general, it’s still… Read More


Assignment: Emery Dress

Today, I’m very happy to show you my completed Christine Haynes Emery Dress. If you recall, making this dress is part of my study in sewing, Assignment: Project Garment. If you click on that link, you can also see the projects linked there that I have completed to date. The Emery Dress is a beautiful… Read More


How To Sew with Faux Leather

Today’s post is brought to you by Liz from Moments… She is an avid sewer of faux leather, and I thought it might be nice to pick up some of her tips for sewing with leather, as it’s not something I commonly do (but would like to!). pleather, PVC leather, fake leather …whatever you call… Read More


My Bag in ‘Just For You’ and Book Giveaway

About a year and a half ago, I was asked to contribute a project to a book, authored by the girls behind Sew Can She (a daily free e-mail in which I receive a new free sewing tutorial in my inbox every day). I’ve subscribed to their e-mails for what seems like forever, and they’ve… Read More


Tudor Bag

Today, I’m presenting the Tudor Bag, a ‘choose-your-own-sewing-adventure’ bag sewing pattern, available now in my pattern shop! I sometimes have a hard time writing a pattern for a confident beginner; I just want to put too many details into my designs. This time, I went for a boxy look. I felt like the absence of… Read More