Welcome to the first sew along post! I’m happy to report that the Facebook group for the Sew Along is almost up to 800 members. Please join here if you’d like. It’s a great place to post photos, get advice, and generally cheer each other on. In this post, I’ll be talking about supplies you […]
Yay! I’m thrilled to announce that a new Sew-Along is starting up. We’ll be sewing my dress pattern B6556 from start to finish. You can sew either view you like, with short sleeves or sleeveless. I will cover steps for both. To join the sew-along, you can either just follow along here or you can […]
What: A long weekend (Friday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm each day) devoted to dressmaking techniques in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley Where: Beetle and Fred, an all-new spacious and fully-stocked sewing boutique in the heart of Beacon, New York. Located on Main Street in the midst of the galleries, vintage shopping, boutiques, […]
I’ve had lots of questions about sewing this design in a knit, since it would make such a comfy t-shirt style top with a vintage twist.
I’m thrilled to be hosting a little tea party get-together during Viva Las Vegas! Come ready to talk sewing and mingle with like-minded folks at the lovely Tea Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental. Come dressed in your favorite handmade ensemble. Hats and gloves encouraged! Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2018 Time: 2:00-4:00 pm Where: Tea Lounge at […]
Update: I got a wee bit overbooked! I’m still sorting out registrations and sending invoices, but had to close the registration form. I’m sorry! I am also doing a Meet & Greet at Wandering Stitches on the evening of Thursday, April 26th. Please contact Wandering Stitches for details. I’m going to Dapper Day at Disney […]
THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED. Expanding the size range of Charm Patterns has been on my mind since I first launched the Kickstarter campaign for the line. Now that two patterns have been released and I am hard at work on the next pattern (yay!), I want to strategize the best way to make the […]
I’m gearing up to 2018! One of my favorite parts of my job is traveling and teaching dressmaking to like-minded ladies. Here’s what I have planned so far for next year; I will update as I add events. February 23rd: Hyattsville MD One-Day Circle Skirt Workshop at Three Little Birds. February 24th and 25th: Hyattsville […]
Final post, everyone! All that’s left at this point is the hem. Just like you did for the casings, you’re going to guide stitch around the hem using a 1/4″ seam allowance, stitching through just a single layer. Next, turn up the hem along the guide stitching so that the stitching is just turned to […]
We have inserted the elastic into the neckline and sleeve casings but have not sewn it permanently yet. We’ll adjust the fit if needed, then stitch the elastic in place permanently.