Sheath Dress (Simplicity 2648 Amazing Fit)

Simplicity 2648 Buttons

I’ve made quite a few things in 2020, but this the the project that I’m the most proud of. It fits nicely. It is made out of exquisite materials. I made sure it was finished as nicely on the interior as it is on the exterior. I fully lined the dress, which makes it feel […]

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Full Bust Adjustments on Princess Seams

Princess Seam Bodice

Those of us who are amply endowed in the chest region often have a frustrating time making nice looking darts in bodices. It doesn’t matter how carefully you sew the darned things, they create big wedges of fabric under your arms and dramatic pointy cones shooting out from your solar plexus. That shape may have […]

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Designing Jeans Pockets

Jeans Pockets with Birds

Over the years, I’ve seen discussions on the interwebs about creative treatments for the rear patch pockets. Some people confessed to spending a lot of time checking out other people’s backsides–much more time than they would ordinarily. And yes, I’ve been guilty of that too, LOL. What are (other) good sources of inspiration for stitching […]

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