Yay I’ve been featured on Kollabora’s Meet The Maker series this week! This is the opening picture that they’re using: For those who don’t know, Kollabora is an online community for makers, creators and DIY enthusiasts. You can buy or sell PDF patterns, share projects, post tutorials, and just gather inspiration from what other makers … More Kollabora: Meet The Maker
In a real paper magazine no less! And I’ve been sitting on this blog post for months. As you may know, I create sewing pattern PDFs that I sell on Etsy and Craftsy. Many of them are wall mounted animal heads, and they’re very cute and you should buy one. Back in June, I was … More I’ve Been Published!
Check out these lovely pictures of my dresses! They were taken by Karen Carrillo from Freedom Clothing Collective. I assume that you already know about Freedom Clothing Collective, they’re a Toronto landmark that have been selling wares made by local designers and artisans for many years. Karen btw, is a very skilled clothing designer. She … More New Dress Pics!
Here’s a tutorial for how to modify your skirt pattern to make a sailor style front closure. This isn’t a beginner tutorial, so I’m going to assume that you already are familiar with all the necessary construction techniques. This sailor style closure will work on a number of skirt styles, and you can use this … More How to Make a Sailor Style Closure for Your Skirt/Pant Pattern
This tutorial is from my old blog: Take a rectangle of fabric that measures about 12-14″ wider than your hips and approximately 33-37″ long, depending on your height (I’m 5’3″ and my fabric measured 33.5″). And take a strip of fabric that measures 48″ long and 1″ wide. Again, pay no attention to that second … More Easy Sundress Tutorial
This blouse is similar to last week’s summer blouse, but is less revealing. So you could conceivably wear it in public, if you’re into that whole “leaving the house” kind of thing. Start with these guys: From left to right: chest band (which I cut a bit more loosely, just ’cause), two pieces that will become … More Easy Summer Blouse Tutorial part 2
As none of you may already know, I’m getting married in a couple of weeks (barely any of my family/close friends read this blog, and every single one of them is on my secret shitlist for that)(I don’t actually have a secret shitlist; I usually tell people when they’ve raised my ire)(Can you raise ire? … More A Dress in Which to Get Hitched
This post is another old tutorial from my old blog, obviously written in the summer, hence the lovely tan. This summer blouse is so easy, so breezy, and – if you make it with sheer fabric like I did – kinda sleazy! It makes a great bathing suit cover up, and it only takes about … More Easy Summer Blouse Tutorial