Draft Pants to Fit Your Quads

I learned a lot between drafting pants for myself and drafting pants for Ryan. Specifically, I learned where the crease line should go at the crotch level in order to fit quadriceps. Fitting pants is more than just widths and lengths put together. Your unique body shape is important too. Continue reading to learn more!... Continue Reading →

Wiksten Haori House Coat

This will be a short post about my Wiksten haori since the pattern did not require extensive alterations. After my failed quilted jacket that I ended up giving to my mother, I think I might have hit gold with my haori. Materials I went kind of wild for the materials. Years ago, I made blankets... Continue Reading →

Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket

Since 2020 is the year of stretchy pants and big sweatshirts, I figured I needed to join the trend and make myself a comfy quilted jacket too. This was a big and intimidating project for me. I don't have a lot of experience sewing jackets, and to make things even more interesting, I planned on... Continue Reading →

Camisole: Part 2 Construction

Welcome back! I've been talking about camisoles. My first post was about how I drafted my own camisole once I tried a recently released pattern that just didn't work for me. This post is all about constructing the camisole. I didn't love the instructions on the pattern I purchased, so here are my improved methods.... Continue Reading →

Camisole: Part 1 Drafting

I wanted to provide a full tutorial about drafting your own camisole and how to sew it, particularly how to get really great looking bias bindings and straps. I recently purchased the newly released MADEIT Patterns Go Shorties and Camisole but didn't love the pattern or the methods, but that's not why I buy patterns.... Continue Reading →

How to Measure for Pants

As fall and winter approaches, I need to sew pants with wider legs. I've done a lot of hiking this year, and it shows. I got thinking about how to widen pant legs and what happens to the grain line. How do I add width to pant legs and maintain the placement of the grain... Continue Reading →

Sewing Room Tour Part 7

This is my cherished sewing space. Next to the closet are my sewing machines. Obviously, I prioritize function over form. I sew most every single day and this photo represents what my sewing room always looks like. I didn't stage this photo to make it look better, I wanted to show what this space looks... Continue Reading →

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