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To Line or Not to Line: Should You Line a Garment?

When I first started sewing, I would line all of my handmade garments. As an overachiever, I felt that I needed to create the most intricate pieces of clothing, lining and all. All of my…

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Black Friday: 2022 Sewing Deals

Happy Thanksgiving if you are in the US. And for every single one of you who chooses to spend some of your time here with me, THANK YOU! I am so grateful for you. I…

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All About Buttons: It’s National Button Day!

Ah, buttons! Tiny details with lots of personality, buttons can change the vibe of a garment. Buttons are so great that sometimes we use them just for fun. There is even an idiom to celebrate…

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Birthday Dress: Yet Another Aubépine Dress

On November 12, I will complete one more trip around the sun. I come from a family where birthdays are a big deal (especially for my mom, with whom I share my birthday). Since I…

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Team Cut or Team Trace?

If you have been sewing for some time, you have been at one time or another faced the question: Are you Team Cut or Team Trace? If you are new to this heated discussion, cut…

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