80's jacket, ready for mutilation

Adding a Side Seam Gusset

Sometimes, bad things happen to good costumers. Like, your sister is throwing an 80’s party the next evening and you … More

finished button

How to Cover a Button

I love covered buttons. They just make a design look so pulled-together. The problem is that that directions on the … More

finished button hole

Narrow Bound Button Holes

I love bound button holes. They’re beautiful beasties. The problem is, I don’t like fat bound button holes with a … More

Pad stitching progressing.

Pad Stitching

Pad stitching is awesome. It’s fantastic. It’s often replaced with fusible interfacings and spray-glue products, and that’s a darn shame. … More

finished bloomers

Trou in Ten

A lot of sewers are afraid of bifurcated nether-garments. They look more complicated than skirts. I remember wearing bike shorts … More