Button down shirts: classic, always on-trend, easy to wear, perfect. If done correctly, an untucked button down shirt and a pair of pants can be the easiest outfit possible that is appropriate for everyday wear. After getting my technique down for sewing the collar and cuffs (see here for tutorial), I have been on a… Continue reading McCall’s m6649 in Cotton + Steel Yours Truly Strawberry Gold
Last year, I found this great tutorial on how to sew a collar to a shirt: http://foursquarewalls.blogspot.com/2013/09/sewing-collar-different-order.html. However, I was still not fully satisfied, because the last step of folding the bottom of the stand resulted in an uneven and bulky seam. Here's my improved method for getting a crisp, clean collar on a shirt.… Continue reading Sewing a Collar
Nothing beats a good sweatshirt and urban fit track pant combo. In the last week, I've made myself several sweaters out of the most glorious sweatshirting fabric you could imagine. NOSH's stretch sweatshirt fleece is made from organic cotton. It contains elastane which gives it great stretch and recovery. This fabric is resilient, flexible, durable, does not pill, and is super easy to work with.
I've put off sewing a fleece robe for 2 years, almost as long as I have been sewing. Why? First, I was not looking forward to tracing out the pattern. B (or second), I was not looking forward to cutting out long pieces of fabric that wouldn't fit on my sewing table, so I'd have to get on the floor and cut out fabric. Third, I hate sewing with fleece. IV (or D or Fourth), if you are a Doctor Who fan, I hope you got my joke...