Sewing knits and Viola knit top -The Dress

I set out to master sewing knits this year, and here is what I learned. Knits behave differently Every knit behaves differently so be sure to test out your stitch length and lower your differential feed accordingly. If the setting is too high it will pull the fabric and cause your seam to curl. Try... Continue Reading →

Cashmerette Patterns Pembroke Dress Review

I really enjoyed sewing this dress. It’s basically a T-shirt dress with ties and slits up each side. You know what though? It really seemed drafted just for me with the gentle hip curve starting just where it helped the front to pull away from my tummy. Then you wrap it with sewn in ties... Continue Reading →

Wiksten Shift Dress Review

Four stars for this easy but elegant pattern! My main tips are to choose your fabric carefully, and to size down by at least 2 sizes. I sewed up a size 14, though my measurements had me at 20. I really held my breath cutting into this beautiful rose colored washer linen. I had exactly... Continue Reading →

By Hand London Hannah Dress Review

Although I had some issues with this pattern, I did manage to figure out how to sew it. I took some pictures to help clarify some of the directions, and will share them with you. Let’s just say this should be an Intermediate sew. You will have to: Sew bust darts, waist darts, and back... Continue Reading →

Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress review

The first time I sewed the Fringe dress was last summer, in a flowy rayon fabric. Total fail. I ended up cutting it down to a blouse, which I don’t wear often, it’s just okay. I kept seeing great versions on Instagram and just really wanted to make it work. So this time I used... Continue Reading →

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