Create your own maxi dress with these simple steps

Today's Sewing Project: Maxi Dress

Making a Maxi Dress can be simple, the first thing to do is of course, prepare the cloth. A 72 inches knit cloth which is 60 inches wide would do. First, lay the fabric in a flat surface, and fold the selvedgeedges so that it will meet in the center then place the pattern in one fold. Cut around the neckline, sleeve and shoulder of the pattern. Widened it out under the armpit until you have the desired maxi dress length. Then cut identical pieces for both sides. After that, proceed to sewing. Fi...

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How To Accessorize A Boring Office Attire

Accessorizing Appropriately For A Corporate Office

Surely, you don't want to be that woman in black suit every single day. Your fashion forward self just could not deal with such repetition and simplicity, right? One of the easiest ways to spice up these corporate suits is too apparently add some accessories. It is also a good way to add some variety to your limited corporate attired. But, unlike our party or casual clothes, there are more considerations to be observed when it comes to office attire. Unfortunately, not all women know about thes...

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5 Sewing Tips Every Sewist Should (Always) Keep in Mind

5 Sewing Tips Every Sewist Should (Always) Keep in Mind

  • January 29, 2016
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  • Sewing Tips, Sewing Fabrics, Sewing Tutorials

Sure, you may be an experienced dressmaker and have your own tips to share. Well, that’s awesome! They may be the same as what I’m listing here or completely different. Doesn’t matter really. The point is that there are some guidelines that simply make period sewing easier, make your garments better, and make the whole sewing experience more enjoyable. Even if you are well-versed with the tips here, it’s always good to refresh the knowledge. Organization It’s the best secret to succes...

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Different Types Of Denim Fabric We All Love To Wear

Different Types Of Denim Fabric We All Love To Wear

Twenty years back, denim is simply known as the jeans fabric that is stiff and hard to break in. However, through the fashion years, we've seen so many kinds of denim steal the limelight, and since then, we can't just get enough of them. They are comfortable, fabulous, and timeless. When it comes to sewing our own denim apparel, it can be quite challenging to determine which type of denim is for what outfit. Know the best denim fabric to use with this list of the denim fabrics that are currentl...

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Must-Have Scarf Fabric in Every Closet

The Many Kinds of Scarf Fabric to Look Out For

I am a die hard scarf girl, and I must admit that they are one of the really few reasons that keep me excited for winter - well at least for the first few weeks. In my years of collecting and sewing scarves, I have learned to pay closer attention to the fabric material used, something I wish I learned earlier. The kind of fabric used in scarves, just like in almost any garment, greatly determines its usage and comfort level. We've all had those scarves that are just pretty, yet really uncomfort...

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Steal-Worthy Sewing Tips for Beginners of the Craft

Steal-Worthy Sewing Tips for Beginners

  • January 27, 2016
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  • Dresses, Sewing Tips, Sewing Tutorials

Let's face it, probably almost all of us have things to work and learn about sewing. That's why I have here some tips, techniques and some sort of important matters about sewing for those who are just getting started like basic steps in operating the sewing machine. These tips could be helpful for beginners because it can serve as a guide for them. Make sure you also secure your manuals for better learning and understanding. Let's get started. I assume some of us already have an idea on how to ...

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Top Tips on How to Buy Fabric for Your Sewing Project

Tips on How to Buy Fabric for Your Sewing Project

  • January 27, 2016
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  • Sewing Tips, Sewing Fabrics

Having enough knowledge on choosing and buying the right fabric is very essential in the world of sewing. I understand that it is very overwhelming to walk into a fabric store if you don't have a lot of experience there but you can never have too much fabric. So let me walk you through it. Typically the most prevalent fabric is going to be your basic cotton. Also sometimes called Calico in the fabric world. It is very noticeable because you will see it arranged by colors along at least one wall ...

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4 Easy Steps on How To Add Ruffles on Any ITem

Sewing Ruffles

For some reasons, some good-old designs that we used to loath back as a child find their way into the modern times, and once they do, they just look way more fabulous than we last remembered. One of these is ruffles. I remember crying each time my mother lets me wear ruffled skirts. Apparently, my mother probably had an eye for fashion back then that I wasn't seeing. Today, I find myself converting some boring pieces in my closet into more interesting ones by adding ruffles. Even some of my tab...

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Simple and Practical Ways to Upgrade Home Interiors

Ladies' Dream Home Must-Haves

When it comes to home interiors, the ladies always have a seemingly unlimited list of things they want to include in their current or future home. Ask one woman on one important decoration for a house, and she can hardly choose among all items that she wants. Imagining how a house will look like seems to be a lot easier than really doing it. In real life, there are several limitations that you have to deal with, unless you have hundreds of millions to spend on your house interior, alone. You fi...

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Quick Sewing Fixes for Wardrobe Emergencies

Quick Sewing Fixes for Wardrobe Emergencies

At some point, it will happen to us - an embarassing wardrobe malfunction that may potentially ruin a beautiful day. Even for sewing hobbyists like us, this can still cause some panic. This can be avoided though if we always go out prepared. One of the best ways is to have a reliable and portable sewing kit in stash. There are now a lot of sewing travel kits that come in pretty and compact packages, they will barely consume space in your purse. Here are the most common wardrobe fixes that you ca...

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