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Reblog: Invisible details of the couture garment: the waist stay (Burda Style)

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).

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Reblog: Getting flat bias necklines by Grainline Studio – perfectly explained!

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!

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Having pants fit issues? The solution is here!

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!

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A tutorial I’ve been dying to try!

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!

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Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art, easy DIY craft with household items

I’ve made this before! Super easy (if not a little time consuming.) Just turn on a show & start snipping! They turn out beautifully and unique each time 🙂


 What you need:

Toilet Paper Rolls- the number depends on how large your creation will be

Tacky Glue


Spray Paint

Wall Mount Squares

Patience 🙂


Gather toilet paper rolls. I used about 28 rolls for this project. Paper towel rolls count for approx. three regular sized rolls.

Squish your rolls

Cut slices of the roll to desired thickness. Cut into varying 1/2 inch slices and you will be able to get 12 slices from each roll.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have enough pieces.


Begin gluing pieces together. Try to put most of  the glue on the tip of the piece.

Attach slices together in the form of a four petal flower.

Your finished flower should look like this. Repeat step 6 until you have five completed flowers. Let dry.

Beginning attaching flowers together. The toilet paper rolls are pretty pliable at this point…

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Easy peasy DIY Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art Decor Craft

Via Hand


Yes, you read it right. This wall art is made from empty toilet paper rolls! This post has been a long time coming, but it took a little time to gather all the rolls needed and find a little time to get it finished.

What you will need:

  • empty toilet paper rolls (depending on the size of what you are making depends on the amount you will need.)
  • scissors
  • glue gun
  • black matte paint
  • frame

CAM00225Now let’s get to it! Gather your toilet paper rolls and scissors. For the width of each strip you can measure if you like and make them even, I just figured 6 strips out of each roll and guessed.


Now take your toilet paper roll and crush it in half and start cutting! This will make the petal decals, or the oval shapes


(Sorry about the flash in the next few pictures) To make the…

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How to make baby barefoot sandals / ribbon shoes / photo props

My daughter will NOT wear shoes. (She's her mothers child, what can I say. Lol. ) I have tried soft soled shoes, hard soled shoes, ballet slippers and everyhing in between. Her feet are also super wide, which doesn't help, as it makes most shoes super tight.  I saw a pic of these little doodads online… Continue reading How to make baby barefoot sandals / ribbon shoes / photo props