Tuesday, February 7, 2017

McCall's 7187 in Vintage Silk Noil

Well hello! 

Just prior to Christmas, I posted a picture over on the PDG instagram asking input for which pattern I should make. Well, upon another look through my pattern collection I found a new pattern that inspired me and decided to make that one. McCall's 7187.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Understanding Ease in Sewing Patterns - What it is, What it Does and How to Make Sure it's Right

Sewcabulary by Palindrome Dry Goods. Today's lesson: ease in sewing patterns. What it is, how it affects your garments and how to calculate it. www.palindromedrygoods.com

If you've read my post on understanding pattern terms and markings, you know I touched a bit on ease, but I have a lot more to say.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How to Restore a Vintage Sewing Machine

Hello there! Let's get right to it, shall we?

From Palindrome Dry Goods: How to Restore a Vintage Sewing Machine

Easy DIY Pinecone Ornaments

Hello! A while back I made these gift toppers, and after rereading that post, I was inspired to make a Christmas project! Today I'm going to show you how to turn pinecones into beautiful Christmas tree ornaments. I scoured the forests here in Charleston for pinecones and came back mostly empty-handed. On a run one day, I stepped on a beautiful pinecone and nearly shouted with excitement. My neighbors have a beautiful evergreen that produces lovely cones. Thanks neighbors! These ornaments are great because not only are pinecones free, but they come in hundreds of different varieties and are a blank canvas for all holiday decorating. They can be used for wreaths, garlands, ornaments, gift toppers, table settings, mantle additions, the list goes on and on.

Easy DIY Pinecone Ornaments from Palindrome Dry Goods