On Wednesday, you got a sneaky peek at the pockets on my latest make, in my post on Crafty's creative closures class that inspired them. And now you get to see the whole skirt! And if you thought my Sew for Victory dress was more tame than normal, with plain ol' polka dots, how about polka dots with... birdcages? Yep, birdcages. The fabric is another Lecien print on a lovely lightweight cotton, from their Folk ... Read more »
Fun with tab closures, plus a Craftsy class giveaway!
Hello everyone, I'm here with another post for my series with Craftsy, plus a fun little giveaway for you, too! Recently, I had the pleasure of taking a new class, Creative Closures: 8 Unique Techniques, taught by Marsha McClintock. I've learned over the last year or so that I absolutely adore the look of creative embellishment on clothing, but I tend not to like things too fussy as I'll just admire them in the ... Read more »
How to make shaped & lined patch pockets (with a few tailored touches!)
When I was working on my Sew for Victory jacket, I was quite tickled with how my lined patch pockets turned out, and I've used more-or-less the same technique ever since. It's based on tailoring methods for patch pockets. I can't claim credit for inventing these steps by any means, but like anything, I tweaked the process until I had a series of steps I really liked, so I wanted to share how I do it! I love this method ... Read more »