Archive for August, 2007
Those of you who have a full bust (C or D cup rather than B cup) know the frustration of sewing patterns and finding the finished garment to be too large in the neck, shoulder, and armhole area. Rather than choosing the size to accommodate your full bust, this is what you should be doing to get a better fit….
Have you bought Amy Karol’s (aka angry chicken) fabulous book Bend the Rules Sewing? She has a wonderful flickr group for projects from the book and there are already 533 inspiring project photos listed! The accompanying discussion group includes a list of errata to the book. Be sure to print out the changes and slip them in your copy! I’ve got a library copy until I can afford the real thing, and I’m sending it back with the errata included.
This elegant industrial ventilator bag is made with a medium-weight, slightly metallic vinyl, practical for a bag and ideal for showing off the sculpted pleats. It can also be made with a soft leather or canvas, or even a heavy duchess silk satin.
Welcome to the Peter Pan collar tutorial. If you have a pattern with a round neckline that just needs a little something extra, then you can whip up one of these collars and add it to the pattern in no time. Pattern making can be tedious, I must admit, but this collar is pretty easy and doesn’t take very long. Seriously, don’t worry about it, anyone could do it. So get out your pattern and let’s get started!
I’m always coming up with ideas for quilts that involve curves or otherwise un-patchworkable pieces. This it the best way I know to precisely attach shapes to one another without hand stitching it (which is also rewarding, just not so fast)
The majority of hits to [her] blog are from searches for baby shoe patterns. [She has] written about this topic before but [has] been adding to [her] collection since then.
Free baby shoe/shoes patterns:
1st step shoes (Japanese) for pattern click here (pdf)
Bootie Pattern to Sew (pdf)
3-seam baby footies
Fleece Chinese slippers
Tacky baby shoes
Soft-sole leather baby shoes
10-minute bootie pattern and instructions (very similar to the pattern I used for these)
30-minute bootie pattern
Heather Bailey’s Bitty Booties