Class · Review · Sewing

Tuesdays with Alison: Learning about Tailoring

If you've been reading this blog long enough, you might remember my Tuesdays with Claire series. I started it way back in 2012 when I jettisoned Gertie's no-longer-available Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket Craftsy course and switched instead to making Vogue V8333. I got as far as fitting my muslin and cutting out my fashion fabric before… Continue reading Tuesdays with Alison: Learning about Tailoring

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Finished Project · Review · Sewing

When Mathilda Met Georgia, Farrah, and Meryl: A New Favorite Dress

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Mathilda-Georgia-Farrah-Meryl dress.  Too many names for you? I agree. But, that seems to be the way of it these days - names for patterns, names for fabric, names for sewing machines. Next up we'll have names for our presser feet! Won't that be confusing?! The Mathilda… Continue reading When Mathilda Met Georgia, Farrah, and Meryl: A New Favorite Dress

Interview · Review

Review + Interview with Kellie K Apparel’s Lingerie Designer

Just over a year ago, I wrote about a Kickstarter that had just been launched by a guy I went to grad school with.  It was for a strapless bra that was designed to stay in place by taking advantage of the gecko's ability to walk on walls. I thought it was so cool that someone I… Continue reading Review + Interview with Kellie K Apparel’s Lingerie Designer

Review

The Newest BurdaStyle Book: BurdaStyle Modern Sewing Full-Figure Fashion

After enjoying BurdaStyle's most recent books (Wardrobe Essentials and Dresses for Every Occasion), I just couldn't wait to check out their newest release:  Full-Figure Fashion.  Just what patterns would the good people at BurdaStyle choose to put in?! Okay, before I launch into the patterns, I should get through some of the nitty gritty.  The… Continue reading The Newest BurdaStyle Book: BurdaStyle Modern Sewing Full-Figure Fashion

Giveaway · Review

SA Curve Ruler: Review and Giveaway!

I have some exciting news for you today: Claire from SACurve is back, and she recently updated her Pattern Drafter rulers!  She's also updated her rolling wheel ruler and renamed it the Curve Runner.  There's a Kickstarter going on for the new and improved Curve Runner right now.  More on that at the bottom of the post. First, I… Continue reading SA Curve Ruler: Review and Giveaway!

Interview · Review

Interview with BurdaStyle’s Denise Wild (and Millions of Dresses, Dresses for Me!)

Today I have a special treat - an interview with Denise Wild, the Editorial Director of BurdaStyle US - my first interview with someone in the big leagues of sewing! The interview is primarily focused around BurdaStyle Magazine's book BurdaStyle Modern Sewing – Dresses for EveryOccasion, a book based almost entirely around dresses!  I have always liked wearing… Continue reading Interview with BurdaStyle’s Denise Wild (and Millions of Dresses, Dresses for Me!)