One Seam at a Time

Leone Coat Sew-Along 3: Pockets

Hello Again! Are you ready to sew some pockets?  I know the thought of welt pockets and slashing any garment you are working on makes most sewists ...

Leone Coat Sew-Along 2: Prep

Leone Coat Sew-Along 2: Prep

Hi Everyone!  Before we talk about prep I'd like to take a minute and mention that I am going to try to use as much contrast fusing and thread as I...

Leone Coat Sew-Along 1: Choosing Fabric

Leone Coat Sew-Along 1: Choosing Fabric

Part 1 of your Leone Sew-Along and how to choose the right fabric.

Say Hello to Leone!

Say Hello to Leone!

Summer was fun but lets be honest, whether we like it or not, Fall is coming.  Personally, after a hot, hot summer I'm finding myself looking forwa...

Sewing 101: Pattern Layout and Grainlines

Sewing 101: Pattern Layout and Grainlines

Before cutting your fabric you have to prep it first,  but I already wrote about that in one of my very first posts here.  Now that your fabric is ...

Introducing Sewing 101

Introducing Sewing 101

Sewing 101 Fundamentals.  Where I'll teach you how I was taught to sew in Design School.

Pant Inspo and the James Launch

Lets talk about pants.  All too often they are an after thought in our wardrobe. So, on the heels of launching my first pant pattern, I thought I'd...

My Burda Wrap Dress

My Burda Wrap Dress

I have a confession to make.  This Burda pattern is the very first commercial sewing pattern I've used since... ummm, 1993?  Yup!  I've only ever d...

Willow with French Seams, Sew-A-Long

Willow with French Seams, Sew-A-Long

The Willow top with French Seams... a Sew-a-Long

Introducing Iris and Willow: Your New Sewing Patterns

Introducing Iris and Willow: Your New Sewing Patterns

Even though Spring has yet to make an appearance where I'm writing from, I thought it was time to start thinking about loose breezy spring tops.  A...

Only 42 Days Till Spring! Here Are Your 4 Must Try Wardrobe Trends

Only 42 Days Till Spring!  Here Are Your 4 Must Try Wardrobe Trends

I know it's just January and many of us are in the depths of winter but surely I'm not the only one already planning my Spring wardrobe.  Maybe bec...

Selecting Fabrics for Sewing Patterns aka: The Guessing Game

Selecting Fabrics for Sewing Patterns aka: The Guessing Game

It's frustrating to pick the wrong fabrics for your sewing projects.  I have a few thoughts on how to stop...