Friday, January 29, 2016

Handmade Simplicity 3835 in Voile

Hello there! The next couple months have a lot in store for me (I just mailed my wedding invitations. Woo! About 100 days left till I'm a wife. Whoa.) which is great because I love being busy, but it's less great because it means less time for sewing. I made these simple, but aaaadorable, little tops a couple years ago using a Made by Wendy Simplicity #3835 pattern and voiles by Anna Maria Horner. I don't think they produce this pattern anymore, but I'm sure you could find it on Ebay. And you should. Because it's awesome.

Simplicity 3835 in Voile by Palindrome Dry Goods
Photo by Permanent Glimpse Photography

I highly recommend it for beginners. It only has 3 pattern pieces and requires you to sew very simple seams.

Simplicity 3835 in Voile by Palindrome Dry Goods
Photo by Permanent Glimpse Photography

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sewcabulary: Seams & Stitches. Plus a Free Printable Guide to Stitch Length & Width!

Sewcabulary: Understanding Seams & Stitches by Palindrome Dry Goods


Hello everyone! If you're on the East Coast, I hope you're faring this storm ok. We're supposed to get a couple feet here in Charleston, it's a great time to cozy up inside and bring you all a new Sewcabulary lesson! Today we'll be talking about seams and stitches. They're the foundation of our sewing, and therefore, deserve a good, thorough, lesson.  

Read on for a FREE printable guide to seam length & width, and a whole bunch of valuable sewing knowledge!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Colette Laurel in Double Gauze


I recently sewed up this sample piece for The Tin Thimble. The pattern is Colette's Laurel top. The fabric is double gauze by Lecien fabrics. The vintage trim, pattern and fabric are all available for sale in The Tin Thimble's Etsy shop!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Why I Recommend Buying a Vintage Sewing Machine and What to Look for if you do

Palindrome Dry Goods: Why I Recommend Buying a Vintage Sewing Machine and What to Look for if you do 

When I taught sewing lessons at The Tin Thimble I always recommended that my students purchase a vintage sewing machine and they usually seemed surprised. Today, I'd like to share with you why I love older machines so much and what to look for when you purchase one. As always, feel free to comment below with questions!

Firstly, what qualifies as 'vintage'? Well there is some general disagreement out there about that, but for this post specifically, I mean machines made from the 1980's and older.