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On Dreams, Fashion Design School and Not Letting Fear Run Your Life

Have you ever had a dream that seemed so big and so impossible that you could scarcely admit it, even to yourself?

That’s the kind of dream I’ve had for the last year and a half that I’ve been dreaming of going to the… 1,054 more words


Manipulate the Fabric to Fool the Eye

This is an experiment in the art of trompe l’oeil as the French call it, or to deceive the eye.  I’ll explore how to alter the grain of fabric to create the illusion of a less bumpy and curvy shape.  758 more words

Couture Sewing

One Fabric, Two Skirts

Months ago I happened to find a dark chocolate faux suede material on the sale table of my local fabric store and I just couldn’t leave without it. 1,042 more words


Make Your Own Easy 1950's Apron, Free PDF

More from Jane Chapman’s Girl’s Book of Sewing! Learn how to make a cute, simple 1950’s apron. There isn’t really a pattern, so you need to draft one yourself, but it’s a quick, cute and easy project that would make a really adorable gift! :)

Just click here to download!


How To Thread Your Sewing Machine

This is a video I created on how to thread your sewing machine. It’s easier than you think!


Free 1919 Self-Drafted Middy Blouse Sewing Pattern, adapted from Garments for Girls by Celestine Leontine Schmit

I have another PDF sewing pattern from Garments for Girls by Celestine Leontine Schmit for you guys today! This one is teaches us how to draft our own 1919-style Middy blouses! 32 more words


Make Your Own Easy 1950's Halter Top!

I’ve been reading through Jane Chapman’s Girl’s Book of Sewing, from 1950 and in it she tells you how to make your own open back halter, which I thought you guys might really like to do, so I made that part of the chapter into a free PDF to share with you! 18 more words