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,…

Pattern hack: New Look Project Runway 6264

I absolutely love the way this dress turned out.  It’s too bad I don’t live in a tropical country to wear it more often.  For months I had been looking for a fun summery dress to wear for a wedding in Mexico, until I found this Sewlux red carpet dress.  I knew it wouldn’t be an easy…

Convert an old top into a baby dress

Everyone has had at least one item of clothing ruined at some point in time. Either by a spill, pulled thread, a stubborn stain, or even by accidentally putting a hand wash only into the drier to find it distorted at the end of the cycle. Whatever turned the clothing into an unwearable, it’s always…

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…

Vogue 1314: my make

I already know this dress is going to get a good wear. It’s super comfy, and I’m quite happy with the way it turned out. This is a really easy pattern to construct. It can be done in just a few hours, even with my habit of taking my time sewing. Fabrics I used: Viscose…

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…