How do you prepare coat fabric? I’m talking about wool or wool-blend coating fabrics, like the coating I’m using for the Seventies Wrap Coat. Do you pre-wash them? If you’re planning to dry-clean the finished garment, do you pre-dryclean them? I usually pre-steam my fabrics. I steam the heck out of them and hope for […]
Here’s a good question that Melissa M asked in the comments a while back: what do you do with used muslins? I feel like I may have already talked about this, but maybe just in the comments and it never made it to a real post. So let’s talk muslins! Used muslins, that is. What […]
Yay! The Seventies Wrap Coat is done in muslin, and it’s just as fabulous as I hoped it would be. Don’t let the strange facial expressions in today’s photos confuse you, I love this coat! One of the easiest ways to tell if you’re going to like the finished garment is to see how you […]
I’m so excited to share this with you guys. Sewaholic Patterns is featured in Sewing World Magazine! It’s the June 2011 issue, and there’s a three-page article about Sewaholic Patterns and a little interview with me! I love the title too: proud to be pear shaped! I certainly am! So exciting! I waited this long […]
Isn’t it fantastic when you receive belated birthday presents? My birthday was back in February, but I received my mother’s birthday present a couple weeks back… a shopping night at Fabricana, my local fabric store! Want to see what I got? Of course you do! Fabric purchases are even more delightful when we can all […]
Hey, everyone! Guess what? I wrote a guest post for Sew, Mama, Sew! It’s called Seven Essential Sewing Skills and it’s up right now. Stop by the Sew, Mama,Sew! blog and read which sewing skills I’ve listed as the seven essential ones, with plenty of tutorial links for each one!