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Changes that Extend the Life of Your Pattern (aka Hacking)

Imagine that you are a chef. You spend hours getting a certain recipe just right. You play around with ingredients, ratios, and temperatures. It is hours, days, sometimes weeks until you get to the perfect…

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Last-Minute Goth Holiday Dress: The Vera Top, Hacked

Last December, I was sure I had accounted for all holiday celebrations. I like to wear something nice for Xmas and NYE, even if I am celebrating it at home. I had a polka-dotted Aubépine…

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Let’s Give ’em Sleeves to Talk About

Do you love T-shirts but sometimes wish that they had a bit more design flair? Or do you have a dress pattern that you like, but it lacks a certain something? Sassy sleeves can add…

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Three Little Dresses

A few months ago, I purchased two cuts of Cotton+Steel jersey fabric at Michael Levine. They were not cheap; when I placed the bolts on the cutting table, the store clerk read me the price…

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