Thursday, November 19, 2015

McCall's 7162 in Taupe Crepe de Chine

I constructed this McCall's pattern, designed by Laura Ashley, #M7162 from a beautiful 100% silk in a crepe de chine weight. It's the exact same silk I made this top with but in a different color. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

1940's Jerkin from Vintage Plaid Wool

Handmade Jerkin from a Vintage Pattern and Vintage Plaid Wool by Palindrome Dry Goods
Photo by Permanent Glimpse Photography

Happy weekend everyone!

Since I've been making so many things out of wool plaid lately (like this skirt, this tunic, and this other skirt) I figured I'd just run with it and share something else out of wool plaid. I'm goin' all the way with this theme. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting - 3 Basic Fixes

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting - How to Fix Your Sewing Machine

Sewing machines are amazing inventions, aren't they? They save us hours and hours of time, and many pricked fingers. However, when your sewing machine makes jumbles of thread, snaps needles, breaks thread or groans/beeps/squeaks at you, it can be extremely frustrating.

Today I'd like to go over three actions that I do every time my machine acts up. I always recommend these steps to my beginning sewing students and I find that they fix the majority of my mechanical issues.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Vintage Butterick 3042 in Wool Plaid

I wrote previously about my affinity for wrap skirts and so when I found vintage Butterick 3042 on Etsy, I had to add it to my collection.