Thursday, July 14, 2016

How to Sew a Buttonhole Without a Special Foot!

Hello everyone!

Today let's talk about a basic, but intimidating, sewing skill: buttonholes. Buttons are such a beautiful closure method for garments, and let's be real, who doesn't love jars and jars full of adorable, colorful buttons? When I used to mention the word 'buttonholes' in my sewing classes, students would look at my wide-eyed and terrified. I'm not sure what it is about these little openings that evoke such fear from newbie sewists, but I'm here today to quell those fears.

Let's learn, step-by-step, how to sew buttonholes on a sewing machine, without any special feet or attachments.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

My Handmade Wedding Dress

Handmade Wedding Dress on Palindrome Dry Goods
Photo by Ryan Greenleaf Photography.

Hello everyone!

A lot has changed since I last visited with y'all. My handsome, sweet, hardworking, husband Dan and I were married a month ago and I am so excited to share the process and final result of making my wedding dress! Wedding photos by Ryan Greenleaf Photography, who I highly recommend.

If you follow me on Instagram (@palindromedrygoods) you may have seen some updates about the process of constructing my wedding dress. Though I helped, my mother is the artist, seamstress and visionary behind my beautiful dress. Since she doesn't blog, I'll happily brag about her and her talents. Mom, you are seriously inspiring and there's no possible way I could ever say 'thank you' enough for putting so much time, energy and love into my wedding dress.

Handmade Wedding Dress on Palindrome Dry Goods
Photo by Ryan Greenleaf Photography. Read more about my Mom's handmade mother of the bride dress here

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ask me your Sewing Questions!

Palindrome Dry Goods: Ask me your Sewing Questions!

I have a hefty notebook full of exciting ideas for Palindrome Dry Goods this year and I'm excited to start producing new posts for y'all. However, before I begin writing, I wanted to hear it straight from all of you: what sewing questions do you have? What techniques are you interested in learning? What sewing challenges are you trying to overcome? I'd love to produce custom-fit content for you, my awesome readers. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Handmade Denim Jeans: Baste & Gather's Birkin Flares

I made my first-ever pair of denim jeans. I have been wanting to make jeans for so long, but have been waiting to find a pattern that I thought would be successful. I stumbled upon Baste + Gather's 'Birkin Flares' and saw how many beautiful versions of these pants were popping up on Instagram and I had a good feeling about it!