Did you ever consider that stretch lace could be used to sew up a simple tee shirt? It just takes the right pattern and a few small sewing modifications! Here, I've used this lovely stretch lace in "Naughty Navy".When choosing a pattern for a stretch lace tee, here are a few guidelines:Keep the number… Continue reading Stretch lace tee tutorial
We've been going to the Google Holiday party for over a decade--this year was actually our 12th! We had just moved out to California from New York for the job a month prior to the first party and I was so desperate to go that I willingly handed off my 3 month old baby to… Continue reading Dress for a holiday par-tay!
Okay, now for how I sewed insertion lace around the bottom (check out my previous Tutorial, for how to sew lace on a curved seam, such as those princess seams above). The hem band of the Hayden top is a folded, bias cut piece. To insert the lace within that seam, I first sewed the… Continue reading Tutorial: Insertion lace along the hem band
If you're arriving here from Britex, welcome!I'm so excited to share my method for inserting lace into a curved seam (such as a princess seam)! I used this dusty peach handkerchief-weight linen and floral ivory insertion lace, though there are many, many options for both linens and laces both online and in-store!After seeing one of… Continue reading Tutorial: Insertion lace on a curved seam
If you are visiting from Britex, welcome! I was won over by the Linden sweatshirt, designed by fellow Guest Blogger Jen from Grainline Studios, after making it in a sporty quilted fabric. But the wheels started turning immediately, and I felt like a lace-overlay version would take this basic wardrobe staple up a couple of… Continue reading Wool knit Linden with lace overlay
It's true: receiving a bunch of underwear fabric in the mail makes it really difficult to focus on the things I'm supposed to be doing. Just seeing all that beautiful silk and stretch lace....knowing that a pair of underwear will take 30-45 minutes...well, clearly I had to make two pairs. Stretch silk in salmon (Mood)Stretch… Continue reading Silk undies as a form of procrastination
It has taken me ages to get up the nerve to write this post. The undies I'm about to talk about and show pictures of are big. BIG. That's the point, really, since I was looking for "bloomers" that could keep me fully covered, and without panty lines, under a knit dress. I found the… Continue reading Dress bloomers: Betty High Waist Panties (and hipster hack)