Category Archives: Charm Patterns

Announcing the Night and Day Dress Design Contest!

Big news! To celebrate the release of the Night and Day Dress, I’m running a design contest with a fabulous prize. As you may know, this pattern is a mix-and-match extravaganza with 72 potential designs. Where does one even start with that many options?! To help get your creative sewing ideas flowing, I’m having a […]

Gertie’s VLV Tea Party!

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 […]

Rita Blouse Sew Along: Steps 6-8

  It’s that time: zipper time! This is the part I’ve seen the most trepidation about in the sew-along group. It’s really not difficult, I promise! As mentioned in the supplies post, I do personally like to use an invisible zipper foot. However, many swear by using a regular zipper foot, and there are plenty […]

Rita Blouse Sew-Along: Steps 1-5

It’s finally time to really start sewing! We’re going to do steps 1-5, which will get us all the way to inserting the zipper. Seam Allowances First, please note that a 5/8″ seam allowance is included on all pattern pieces. The Princess Panels This blouse has midriff princess seams, meaning it’s broken up into six […]