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In pictures: making your own bias tape

Ever made your own bias tape (or binding)? Nope, me neither. Until yesterday, that is.

I gave it a go with the help of the super-useful tutorial from Colette Patterns’ … 457 more words


Starting with a Navy Wedding Dress

Here’s a quick post just to show you what I’m up to. I am ear-deep in costume gigs, but this week was particularly dedicated to getting started on one of a pair of wedding dresses I was commissioned to make for this summer. 265 more words

Sewing & Crafting

Creating Bias Tape

I found this beautiful “batik” fabric below in the quilting section at Joann’s. I’m a big fan of browns in various shades.

The perfect doll for this outfit has reddish-brown hair; she is “Cyndi Sue” from… 540 more words

Sewing Doll Clothes

Making Scrap Bias Tape

I love adding pretty trims to my sewing projects. I quickly realized that even though store-bought bias tape is convenient, the color choices are a bit limited. 337 more words

Daily Jots

using the fabric scraps

I can’t stand waste. More specifically, I can’t stand being wasteful.  I don’t know if the mild hoarding is the source, or the consequence of this aversion to throwing away anything that could possibly be useful, but here I am – constantly with drawers and boxes and surfaces covered in things that surely will be useful – somehow, sometime. 479 more words