Sewing and Design
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Remember my Pants on Fire shorts? (I hope you do, because I love the photos, and the story of how they got their name is pretty hilarious). I made them to take with me to a visit to my parents on their farm in Hawai’i back in 2016. They were great, but the farm is hard on clothes, and they got thrashed. Something got on the fabric, or there was something about the fabric, that got this weird bleaching everywhere. Plus there were farm stains. I would have just left them on the farm, to wear the n
There is much debate in the sewing community about what the ‘best’ or ‘proper’ way to sew with knits is. It’s my opinion that the ‘best’ way to do any technique is the way that works for you – as long as you don’t find it too hard to do, like the result aesthetically and in terms of wear, then it’s good! I suggest four different ways to sew knit fabrics in the Miramar Dress, Top and Tunic pattern (buy it here!), and give a little information on their benefits and drawbacks, to help sewists n...
Did you know that you can download 425 books and exhibition catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art for free? This isn't April fools, this is the wonderful reality of open culture. I found a wealth of fashion titles full of high quality photos and immediately knew I had to share them with you. Most …