Tutorial: Expanding a Tight Skirt

Ok, I know it’s January.  It’s the get-active-lose-weight-and-fit-back-into-your-clothing time of year.  For those who are hard at it, awesome! Keep going!   I think I’m finally getting into a good balance with healthy eating and a workout routine that will hopefully become a life style for me.   Now, while I understand that getting back into shape is something that comes…

14 Tips to Help Sewing with Sheer Fabrics

There’s been countless times I stared at and admired beautifully flowing chiffon dresses and wished if only I could sew something as elegant.  It wasn’t until earlier this year I decided it was time to tackle a real challenge.  With all the comments about how temperamental chiffon can be, it was easy to get intimidated.  However,…

Hemming Sheer Fabrics

If you follow me on Twitter you might recognize my “nearly finished” dress.   Yep, as of this morning it was still in the same nearly finished state.   Hemming was the last step missing, presumably the easiest part of this dress but I have been procrastinating, worried that I might just ruin it. There…

Ikea Poang Chair Cover

When we bought our Poang chairs I remember being quite surprised at how comfortable they felt despite how they looked. They are our favorite seats in the house. We’ve had our chairs for several years now and the frame and cushions are still in great shape. The covers on the other hand had taken a good…