Pockets are an amazing thing to discover, hidden in the seams of a skirt or a dress, and they are an awesome touch to any skirt or dress you make yourself! I always try to put a pocket or two in the seams if there isn’t an applied pocket, if only to have a convenient place to stash my phone! So here’s a little tutorial on how to add pockets to your garments!
It is fairly simple but it may take some time as it takes a lot of careful pinning and stitching.
1) Figure out which seam you want your pocket to be in and how big you want the pocket to be. A good guideline I use it to make sure the opening will be wide enough for my hand and big enough for my phone to sit in. I don’t usually use a pattern, I will just free-hand cut something out of scraps with pinked shears. You will need two pieces with a one inch allowance at the “opening”. Continue reading
w00t! I was so excited to dress up again! Especially in a new dress.
Excuse my derpy-sleepy face! My husband took this picture right before leaving for church Sunday morning. Have I mentioned he is the worship leader? So we were leaving at 6:45. Anyways, enough excuses….
I was going for more a 1950’s style with this dress, so it has a high-boat neck sort of style in the front and in the back it dips down lower. I also didn’t wearing my super poofy petti because I had to play piano, but I was still SUPER excited! I wore just a simple cardigan and heels with off-brand jewelry and my figure skating tights, because it was freezing outside.
I even did a couple of tutorials while making this dress, such as… Continue reading
If you ever wanted a dress without that top stitching to finish off that hem, then this is the tutorial for you!
I love this hem when I am making a garment that I want to have a more elegant look or if I don’t want to wire out the hem too much with a hard stitch. I sew and invisible hem like this with a cross-stitch by hand. Continue reading
Invisible zippers may be intimidating as an idea, but they are a great resource and not as scary as you may at first think.
When you buy an invisible zipper, it usually comes with instructions, but if you need a little more visual help or lost the little slip of cardboard, I’m here to help! Continue reading
Long time, no sewing! But I finally have some fabric, and more than that, I have TIME!
In this tutorial, I’m making some piping for a little tea dress I’m making 🙂