How To Make New Sleeve Styles From One Basic Sleeve Pattern

| October 12, 2015

If you’re in a sewing business, whether you sew for children or for women, you can impress your customers by letting them know you can “change up” their pattern by making different sleeve styles than just the one that came with the pattern.  A basic short sleeve pattern is great, but by changing it to […]

Simple Laundry Secrets To Make Your Clothes Last Longer

| July 29, 2015

One of the best ways to make the most out of your hard-earned money is to take good care of things you already own.  The following list of laundry “secrets” of course are for all of us, but I’m thinking that for those of you that do any type of sewing or clothing alteration work, […]

How To Make A Custom Fitted Skirt For An Overweight/Obese child

| October 9, 2013

Skirts are a very easy clothing garment to make, however “easy” becomes “difficult” or “impossible” when you’re dealing with making clothing for the plus size/overweight/obese girls.  The answer to this dilema is to make the pattern using the CHILD’S measurements, and not the “standard” measurements the commercial pattern companies use.  The only measurements necessary to […]

Enter To Win A $500 Suiting Makeover From Express

| October 5, 2011

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We are finally getting a little bit of fall weather here and I’m super excited about bringing out some of my favorite suits.  Since I work at home I don’t need to wear them too often, but […]

Hot Denim Styles of the Season Plus a Chance to Win!

| September 19, 2011

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   Denim never really goes out of style, but the look, color and cut of women’s jeans often change with the season.  Some of last year’s styles are still hot, like flare jeans that provide a casual style […]

A Is For A-Line: Fashion Definitions

| October 17, 2008

Ever wonder the difference between a sheath dress and a shift? An A-line and a trapeze? The fashion world uses insider lingo like, well, insiders. But fashion is more democratic than that: We all have to get dressed and should know if we’re wearing a cowl neck or a halter. Here is a greatly informative […]