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Las Vegas Circle Skirt

For this year's Viva Las Vegas, I decided that I wanted to make a skirt with a Las Vegas theme. I've always loved the novelty circle skirts from the 1950's, but the actual vintage ones are often quite expensive. I first made the skirt from a circle skirt pattern I drafted from the directions, in the book "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing" by Gretchen Hirsch. This book is great and the directions were very clear. I sewed it using black suiting fabric on my fabulous 1950s mint…

Rolled Hem Basics & How To

All about how to sew a beautiful rolled hem on your machine with this specialty foot. Using the special rolled hem foot takes care of everything in a single pass - quick, easy and oh-so pretty. A basic rolled hem is perfect for napkins. Also works great on things like a circle skirt where you need a really narrow hem. It's all covered in this tutorial and tips at The Sewing Loft. Read more here...

75+ Dress Patterns for Sewing + New Free Dress Patterns

Learn how to sew a wide variety of dresses with these free dress patterns. (pictured: Seriously Scalloped Dress)

DIY Baby Hat Sewing Pattern and Tutorial in sizes Preemie - 12 Months.

Adorable Baby Hat Sewing Pattern! It comes in sizes preemie through 12 months so it is perfect for infants and big babies. She has a wonderful web site! This cute little baby cap is made out of soft knit fabric and comes with a fitted top and a cuff that can be rolled up for more cuteness! As you can see I had a lot of fun making them in a ton of different fabrics (all from spoonflower) and can coordinate with the Knot B...

Pattern Making Basics

Fabulous blog with everything you need to know about sewing - including making your own patterns!

Bra-Making Favourites: Cut and Sew Foam & and Fold Over Elastic!

Bra Making Favs: Cut and Sew Foam and FOE

15 Sewing Tricks Your Grandma Should Have Showed You

10+ Sewing Projects to Organize Your Life

10+ Sewing Projects to Organize Your Life | Are you ready to get organized. Do you love to sew? Here is the perfect collection of projects for you! Click through for a full list of organizational sewing projects! |