Sewing Tutorials

Sacha Shirt Tutorial

It's been a long time coming, but the Sacha Shirt from Style Arc has finally made it to the blog. YAY! This collared button-down has tons of interest with its three quarter length slit sleeves. Its long length hemline is perfect to be paired with a cute pair of skinny jeans or leggings. Like most [...]

Jolene Shirt/Dress tutorial

Are you Ready to Sew? I certainly have become a BIG FAN of Ready to Sew patterns to include this beautiful shirt/dress they named JOLENE. Ready to Sew - Jolene Shirt/Dress The Jolene shirt/dress has two different types of collars, hem lines, and sleeve designs too choose from. You can choose a very statement piece [...]

Butterick 4009 Top Tutorial

Now here's a blast from the past way back in 1995 folks ... Butterick's 4009 Ellen Tracy/Linda Allard take on a coordinate outfit which includes pants, long sleeved blouse and the STRIKINGLY GORGEOUS TOP!!!! When I was perusing through some vintage patterns, my eyes became fixed on this beauty. I was under the sewing trance. [...]

Yanaka Jacket

Yanaka Jacket Oliver + S and Liesl + Co is a great indie pattern company that has many interesting designs. This one especially caught my eye; the Yanaka Jacket. This super cute short open front jacket is perfectly paired with almost anything. Liesl + Co gave this pattern a unique styling with a stand-up collar [...]

New Look 6435

New Look 6435 Mandarin Jacket Sew... I worked on this older pattern from New Look, 6435, and was quite surprised how well it turned out. I just love this style jacket and wanted something not too formal, but dressy and different for an evening out to dinner. I purchased a nice stretch cotton sateen from [...]

Kwik Sew 4160 Tutorial

Summer time, summer time. It's time to get that summer time wardrobe in check. I was looking for something breezy and cute to pair with jeans or shorts, but I didn't want the typical tank top or T-shirt. I perused through my stash of patterns and came across this...Kwik Sew 4160 is a flattering top [...]

Jily Tank Top Tutorial

Ready to Sew? Why yes I am! Ready to Sew is amazing me with some really cool, contemporary designs to include this one; the Jily Tank Top. Jily Tank Top - Ready to Sew Sew...Here we GO! The Jily is super comfortable and its construction conceals most of the seam allowances. Designed for a woven [...]

Jude Tutorial

Jude Summer Blouse by Ready to Sew "Hey Jude! Don't be afraid. You were made to go out and get her." Quoted from the infamous Beatles. I love that song and how it inspires to step outside the box and don't be afraid of reaching for something new that you love. So I did. I [...]

Sointu Tee Tutorial

Named Sointu Tee Named Clothing is a company that produces sewing patterns, offers fabric sales, instructions and SEW much more! I perused their website and was very impressed with their offerings. I chose to give the Sointu Tee pattern a go. The Sointu Tee is a great pattern for either woven or stretch fabrics. How [...]

Jalie Shorts tutorial

First I kept looking at these 1 yard pieces of quilting fabric I had laying around begging to be used. I had no idea what to make other than a quilt with it and it really wasn't but a yard of fabric. What in the world can you make with that? Answer: SHORTS ! SUMMER [...]

Vienna Tank Tutorial

Got an Itch to Stitch? Then this pattern may just be for you! Itch to Stitch pattern company has designed a great summer tank perfect for hot weather. My attention was brought to this pattern because of the extra ruffle around the collar and the tie strings at the neck. The front seam adds interest [...]

Miley Top Sewing Tutorial

Sew Here We GO! Welcome to the Style Arc MILEY! Can't say enough great things about this top. Style Arc has designed wonderful, flowy, interesting top for woven fabric that knocks it out of the ball park. Did someone say "interest"? That's right, you'll find tons of interest in the detailed flounces and cinched sleeves. [...]

Style Arc Ziggi Jacket

Sew Here We GO!... How To Sew the Ziggi Moto Jacket designed by Style Arc Style Arc is an Australian pattern company which is perfect for my body type! I love the style and fit of the Ziggi Moto Biker zip jacket. It has beautiful embellishments to include quilting accents, zippers and tons of top [...]

Let’s Sew!

I love to sew. I love to learn new skills as I go along, but there is nothing more aggravating than trying to sew a pattern and feel totally lost in the process. As I reached across the web to find tutorials on patterns I was a bit underwhelmed in what I found. I longed [...]