Category Archives: Blog

Truth in Beta-testing

Yesterday a sewing pattern beta-tester asked this question in a FB group: “Is it customary to have to grade your own pattern down?” The pattern she was testing was too big in the  size she measured for, and when reporting … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Sewing Tips, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

What is a good age to start sewing?

By sheer coincidence, these two posts came on my Facebook feed yesterday: Jennifer Van Meter DeShazer (Jennuine Design), in her new sewing FB group, queried “How long have you been sewing and how did you begin?” My dear friend Robbin uploaded … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Ribbon-Beaded Lace the Easy Way

Ribbon “beaded” lace is one of my favorite trims, because it adds a touch of color and shine.  It’s called “beaded” because as the ribbon is woven up and down through the eyelet holes in the lace, it creates little … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Sewing Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

WordPress How to Enable Comments

Yes this is supposed to be a sewing blog, however I hit a huge snag when attempting to set it up, so I’m putting this out there in the hopes that it just might help somebody else. According to the WordPress … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Wordpress | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Charity sewing: the Hope dresses

I’m trying out 2 girls’ dress PDFs, both named “Hope” and both designed expressly for donating to charity.  The first is from Bobkin (released this past October 2015) and then next I’ll make the one from Violette Fields Threads (released … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Charity Sewing, Pattern Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments