A waist stay acts as an internal stabilizer by anchoring a garment, usually a dress, at the waist. This helps minimize distortion in the upper part of the garment and prevents it from sliding down (or up).
thank you, Katy McKinley, for being yourself (so sweet), for standing up & speaking the truth/what's right. And thanks for the fun freebie, too!
This post is going to serve as a catch up post. While I love to sew and love to share, I have kids a fairly busy life, which means that often, things don't get shared. I'm really tired of looking at my pretties and realizing I didn't share them. Sewing, for me, is all about the tangible item/reward that comes from it, as well as the feeling of having completed something. Lord knows, nothing else in this house ever feels like it's really "completed". (Laundry or dishes, anyone?...
Hi everyone! I have a few online "friends" that I follow for inspiration, advice and tips. Sewing with Sarah is one of my favorites. She recently had a scare, where someone took a photo of hers, removed her watermark, then used the picture to market their product. This isn't the first I've heard of companies… Continue reading Reblog: Tip Tuesday: Hey! That’s my baby! (and my photo) – Sewing with Sarah
I was lucky enough this past month to receive an amazing little box from Influenster. If you've known or followed my social media pages for awhile, I'm sure you've seen me share some of the fun things I've gotten from them. But my favorite things, by far, are these things called VoxBoxes. They are random packages you receive full of fun little products to test, in exchange for your reviews on them. I love it!
Hi all! Occasionally, I come across a stand out tutorial while doing research for a project. I recently had a patten test that called for a bias tape/banded neckline. I have never been great at these, so I was a little nervous about it. Luckily for me, the pattern had an excellent explanation, but in my… Continue reading Reblog: Getting flat bias necklines by Grainline Studio – perfectly explained!
Hi all. I stumbled across this post today by Jessica Fenon in the Leaky Boon Facebook group and fell in love. She said she wrote it for another mother who asked what to tell her hubby when he came home and the house was a mess, so he asked what she did all day. It's… Continue reading Reblog: What to tell hubby when he asks what you’ve done all day.
Hi! I don't know about you, but I struggle with fitted pants. I have had a jeans pattern on my to do list forever, but I'm terrified of them. I have noticed, in cruising the online sewing community groups, that I'm not alone in my trepidation. While this makes me feel better, it makes me… Continue reading Having pants fit issues? The solution is here!
I don't know about you, but I've never been a big fan of Easter. I mean, I'm a fan of celebrating the religious reasons for it, just not the whole frilly dress up, overgrown bunny rabbit 🐰 and candy hunt parts. This year it's a completely different ball game. So I must look at my… Continue reading The Easter dress
Hi everyone! I've been kinda quiet on here lately, as I've devoted all my free time to working on clothing projects. I've been Sewing strike offs, pattern testing and creating custom items to sell in my Etsy shop. I have definitely found a new passion. I love creating Babywearing accessories, but there is a limit… Continue reading My new weekly spotlight post / Mama Cassie top and dress by Made for Mermaids