Butterick 6628 Top

Oh I love a fashionable top with a twist. The Butterick 6638 offers twists, turns, frills, and more! Designed for s-t-r-e-t-c-h knits, I made the decision to use a not-so-stretchy knit... hummm... what's wrong with this picture. Anyway, with a little forethought I said "why not". I purchased a silky fabric that has a lot [...]

Simplicity 4223 Top

I was having a hard time finding a unique summer "tank top" or "pull-over" that was designed for woven fabric, perfect for jeans or dressed up, and was easy wash and wear. Hummmm.... Simplicity 4223 was the ticket!!! Grant it, it's an older pattern but never out of style. I love the "off-side" neckline button [...]

Noa Button-down Shirt Tutorial

I was looking for a traditional button-down shirt to sew using linen or cotton. Something that would go great with jeans or even layered. I found this on-line linen store, Fabrics-Store.com, that have great prices on beautiful linen and they also have a grand selection of patterns that are perfectly paired for linen fabrics. I [...]

Sabalito Top Tutorial

I was struck thinking it's half-way into AUGUST (where did the time go?), and it's time to start looking at fall clothes. SEW....I was perusing different independent pattern companies for ideas. I got an Itch to Stitch the Sabalito top. The Sabalito is such a cute little "topper" that's perfect for layering. With the three-fourth's [...]