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).
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
Howdy! I recently decided that I was doing too much, so I began to take things down a notch. At this point, most of the sewing I do is for pattern testing and strike off sewing....and while I absolutely love it, it doesn't exactly pay any bills or generate income. In all actuality, it ends… Continue reading My recent revelation, plus a Patterns for pirates sweetheart mash/hack
HI all! Hope this post finds you well, out there in your home, fabric land, the online sewing comminity, somewhere with more crazy kids than you know what to do with....or wherever you are. 🙂 happy summer! This is, hands down, my favorite time of year. Every year, around this time, "the funk" (seasonal depression)… Continue reading This new round from RP custom fabrics will rock your world…quite literally!
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!
Look what's been released! The new Be Frilly skirt by Ellie & Mac is a perfect summer skirt for your little girl. It offers layers of ruffles, can be done in woven or knit, and has optional shorties underneath for rough and tumble girls like mine. 🙂 Available in sizes 6 months- big girls 14.… Continue reading New skirt by Ellie & Mac patterns!
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!
Hi everyone! I've posted several times how much I love the lillebaby bib and suck pad tutorial by Laura Lough here on WordPress at Square Peg Farm. Her tutorial is clean, concise and shows you how to create an amazing lillebaby accessories set. I'm not hoping to reinvent the wheel here. Her tutorial is amazing and… Continue reading Sewing Tutorial: How to create a Reversible Lillebaby drool bib / topper / headrest cover using Laura Lough (square peg farm)’s FREE pattern!
Hi everyone! Hope you're having an amazing week. My post is a bit late this week, as we took a short trip to North Carolina to see family. It was tons of fun. I'll post more about that in a separate post later this week. Today's post is all about one of my favorite pattern… Continue reading Arrr maties! New weekly feature: Patterns for Pirates
Are you a blanket maker? I've noticed that within the sewing community, There are a fair nunber of us who don't really "do" blankets, it seems. (maybe it's just me). That being said, I have been trying to dip my feet into the blanket and quilting world, and this tutorial seemed like a great place… Continue reading A tutorial I’ve been dying to try!