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Freezer Paper Stenciling

The holiday season always inspires me to make and give gifts to my children, nieces and nephews.  This year I wanted to make several pairs of flannel PJ bottoms with matching knit tops.  Of course the holidays have a way of sneaking up on me and I no longer had time to appliqué the knit… Read more »

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Full Bust Adjustment Series: Intro

I am on a mission,..to sew for myself…except most patterns are drafted for a B-cup and uh…I haven’t been that “small” since high school.   So enters the need to do a Full Bust Adjustment or FBA.  I have not even heard of a FBA until about 2 month ago and oh man the intimidation. But… Read more »

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French Seams

The French seam is an enclosed seam (or finishing seam) as it does not require further finishing.  Because this type of seam is bulkier, it is best for sheers and if the finished seam is 1/4″ or less.  It is most definitely not for the cotton that I used below, but I wanted to try… Read more »

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Flat Felled Seams

Flat Felled Seams are a type of self-enclosed or finishing seam. It is a great seam to use for jeans, pants, children’s clothing and more rugged type clothing as it helps reinforce the seams.  Basically it is for seams that have a lot of stretch, tension, or stress on it (i.e. yoke, crotch or butt… Read more »